An After Dinner Mint


This post is sort of a virtual after dinner mint: refreshing, mind-clearing and invigorating. Peppermint, chocolate and financial planning all in one. So as you are digesting your turkey and stuffing, in advance of all that Black Friday shopping – let’s talk about money for a minute.

Once Thanksgiving is over, we all start thinking about Christmas  – or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice – or any combination therein. About shopping for presents, right? And the tree. And the baking of cookies and making of fruit cakes and puddings and so on. Oh, and Christmas stockings – it is amazing how much you can spend on those.

So one thing to put on your wish list might be some free online budget worksheet
and home budget software from – not only won’t it put a hole in your Christmas stocking budget (I couldn’t resist that little pun) but it might just help you feel merrier about your money. And that’s a good thing. I’m sure that Santa would approve – and maybe he’ll even bring you a box of those delicious really really dark chocolate mints that you only seem to see for sale in December. I certainly hope so.

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