Been spending big on the holidays?
Today, the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as “Black Friday” because it’s when retailers get out of the “red” and start really turning profits for the year, is when a lot of people do their Christmas shopping. But, today, I’m going to share something else with you, instead of the traditional Black Friday sales.
Gentle readers, I, too, have worshiped at the altar of plastic and run up huge debt. Granted, my ex-wife helped me with that and so did my medical debt, but, still, the bulk of the responsibility is with me. Today, I plan on not buying anything, but, rather, enjoying the things I have. My Christmas shopping can wait another couple days, what I haven’t done already, that is. And, yes, I’m trying to spend less and, more importantly, debt less, though, I admit I find it difficult to stop entirely. It’s a bad habit, to be sure. Of course, I do pretty well, so I’m impacted only a little by my huge debt. And, it’s just me that’s effected these days. I don’t have a family I’m weighing down with my remaining debt.
But, it’s not that way for everyone. Some people have really big problems with debt. Bigger than my problems. For them, though, there is hop. There are solutions. And, today, as most of America wallows in the excess, that’s what I’m bringing to you. It’s only one alternative, but, I hope it becomes a growing trend.
It’s a website called Creditable and it’s a site designed to help you get out of that crushing debt, anonymously and free.
And, either way, whether you need this or not, enjoy today and be thankful for what you have.
Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
--Lady Dorothy Nevill