Today is Black Friday. One can save thousands by acting fast! One day sales only! Act now! Quick! Save hundreds by spending thousands. Sure, your cash balance
will drop and credit card balance will rise but hey, look at all the new fancy stuff you didn’t even know you needed!
Get out of line. Empty your online cart.
That stuff will still be there next week. And the week after that. And without time pressure you can buy fewer items and spend less money overall.
How about this instead? Consider just 4 items for each child for the holidays.
- Something they want
- Something they need
- Something to wear
- Something to read
Expect complaints. And comparisons to what other kids received. Be ok with that. Instead, you are giving your kids a great education and the tools, later in life, to buy stacks of material goods if they so choose.