Skip to comments.Are You Shrugging?
Posted on 11/09/2009 1:56:12 PM PST by Chickensoup
So, are you doing anything different economically?
Are you cutting back?
Will Christmas and Thanksgiving be any different?
Are you spending, saving, paying down?
Yes, yes, yes and yes.
And no Christmas shopping this year at Costco after the put ALGORE on the cover of the NOVEMBER Costco Connection.
Paid it all off in the last 6 months. Believe me, it hurt.
Same here. Christmas will be slimmer by a big bunch.
My debt is being payed down and my family has cut back to what we absolutely need. My extended family skipped buying everyone gifts last year and we just settled with elephant gifts and games. Probably do the same again this year.
Our older liberal kids are in for a rude awakening on Christmas morn!
I am only shopping for essentials for Christmas.
Making Almond crunch for gifts,
Atlas Shrugged ping!
“...Costco after the put ALGORE on the cover of the NOVEMBER Costco Connection.”
PLEASE tell me you’re joking.
In this house, we’ve canceled the holidays. All clothing purchases are happening at Goodwill. My once-a-week shopping at Walmart has dropped down to once-a-month. Typically, I spent $200 a week there, now we’ve gotten that down to less than $200 a month.
No more eating out or fast food. Every extra dime is going to our debt.
Traveling to my family and spending time with my family is the only Christmas gift I need and want.
Atlas Shrugged ping!
My car just went over 100K and I hit 3 deer, instead of buying a new one I just fixed it up using junkyard parts.
I’ve held off buying a new digital camera (I love my Canon G2 so it’s easy) and a new GPS system.
The only thing I’ve been buying is Gold, Silver and Palladium
My focus is on paying down and getting everything fixed up for the hard times ahead. Christmas going to be 99% Jesus and 1% gifts this year (shoulda done that a long time ago).
I wrote them a nice little letter explaining that we will continue to buy necessities there but that our gifts and extras will be purchased elsewhere...
We have been stocking up on cheap food but will not have a consumer Christmas. No gifts this year at all. We are only buying what we have to and get extra money by recycling.
Cell phones will be going in January and then cable.
Pigeon for Thanksgiving, coal for Christmas.
And I dropped Consumer Reports after they had an article openly advocating government healthcare.
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