Recommend: from Dandelion Salad: Tis the Season To Wage Boycotts!
I can’t help it–I get suckered into good deals and the belief that I won’t get stuck in debt every year. I’m sure I’m still paying for Christmas gifts from 10 years ago because I’ve never crawled from the hole I dug. I’m working my way up again, but it’s slow and steady going.
I know I’ll be browsing for ideas, marking things on my wish list…but even if the deals are just SO DAMN GOOD, I will resist. I have to. I can’t buy with a credit card anymore. I will wait for the next paycheck to come in if the price is low enough and I really can’t wait for it.
Admittedly, there are some “suggested reads” for some masterclasses that I’m signed up for that I’ll either borrow or find used first…then online if I can’t. I got a few already, but I will wait until next paycheck to get more if I can’t just borrow them (the local library’s a bit of a joke when it comes to good books that aren’t pop culture schlock for adults)
I am determined not to spend for no good reason, and not go broke trying to get other people I care about great gifts.
Here’s to a hopefully less-broke holiday season.