Money hoarding in December seems kind of counter intuitive, but considering I started my major Christmas shopping in November, I think it’s reasonable. Christmas is always expensive and even if you’ve set a budget for gifts (mine increased exponentially this year), sometimes the perfect gift appears right in front of your face… For $15 more than you were planning on spending. That being said, I wouldn’t do that for every person on my list, but it does happen and the budget needs to be adjusted rather than busted. I just have a few more people left to shop for so I’m braving West Ed this weekend (quelle horreur) to finish it off. This will be me after twenty minutes.
Needless to say, I’ll be happy to be done my shopping and out of the malls (anything else I need will be coming from the internet), and my one goal for December is to save as much as possible outside of Christmas gifts. Groceries should be better since I won’t be here for the last week of the month as I’m heading back to the West Coast for Christmas. We’re doing our mini-Christmas the weekend before I take off. I only have nine more days of work left before my (12 day) vacation!
Lord love a duck, 2013 is almost here!