This year is flying by so fast.  I remember just thinking the other day that the year seemed like it just started.  I guess staying busy has been a good thing in 2009 with work & travel. 

I was looking at my calander today and noticed that we are only 7 weeks away from Christmas.  It is going to creep up even quicker.  It is time to put a few bucks away each week so when the times comes to go shopping you will have some money for gifts.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for the holidays.

– Do not spend more than you can afford.
– Set a budget for gifts and stick to it.
– Shop around to find the best deal. (Online & Offline)
– Help someone in need. (Homeless, Angel Tree Gift)
– Be creative

It will be a great holiday season this year with family and friends.  Remember you do not have to spend alot of money for it to be a ton of fun.


15 days until black Friday

I was thinking today we are coming close to the day after Thanksgiving and  holiday shopping will officially begin.  This year I have quite a few gifts to buy and if I am able to just put $10 each day until Black Friday I will already have $150 to buy some gifts.  I know it is not much but it is a good start.