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Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: Twas the Night Before Christmas Edition

I just want to say, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Thanks for reading my blog and I’m very very thankful for all your PF blogger friendship over the years, and for all the great posts fellow PF bloggers write for me to read, and last but not LEAST I’m also thankful for all the readers who regularly read this blog.

I hope everyone has a relaxing, restful, and invigorating (hey, short bread cookies, biscotti, and egg nog are invigorating, IMO) Christmas spent with loved ones.

I am also thankful for stores that open past 9pm and I’m thankful for the ABILITY to last minute shop for Christmas presents (if stores all closed at 6pm I wouldn’t know what to do).

This year, I spent about $400 on Christmas gifts and I bought gifts for my mom, sisters, brother, boyfriend, boyfriend’s family, and 8 close girlfriends.  It was still higher than I’d like, but better than if I didn’t do any secret santa gift exchanges or homemade gifts, if I didn’t do these, I would guess my gift total would be closer to $500 or even $600.

Readers, how much did you spend on your Christmas gifts this year? (I know, I know, I’m nosy.. but that’s what personal finance is about.. isnt’ it?) :)

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS and thanks for reading!!! 

Top 4 Things to Buy After Christmas and New Years

I hope everyone had a good New Years! (And aren’t too hungover the day after!)

I know this list may seem quite obvious, but I thought I would keep it light today and post about the top four things to buy after Christmas and New Years.

Top Four Things to Buy after Christmas and New Years:

  • Christmas Cards and Holiday decorations

All Christmas cards and holiday decorations are guaranteed at least 50% off.  Great time to stock up for next year.  You won’t be stressed out trying to find cards and save money finding cards, it’s a win-win situation (just don’t misplace them, otherwise it will negate this attempt at saving  money).  If you don’t save your decorations (you should though) it’s a great time to stock up on decorations for next year.

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Weekend Ramblings and PF Blog Love: Christmas Love Edition

I can’t believe that tomorrow is Christmas- time sure flies. Just another week and we’ll be ringing the New Year for 2011! I was watching Charlie Brown Christmas the other night, and I found myself really enjoying it! It’s kind of nice to take the time to watch things you used to love, and reminisce about being young again! Charlie Brown was a good quality cartoon, much better than the junk you see nowadays on TV (brainwashing our younger generations). Anyway enough ranting- I’ll keep it short and sweet! I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas with their loved ones!  Merry Christmas!

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