Holiday Season is here and I’m scratching my head what to get for Xmass. For inspiration I took a stroll through the mall and to my surprise even the Mall was on the Ugly Sweater band wagon. What the F@ck!!???
I think a society has reached the pinnacle of waste when this has become the hot item for the Holidays. Ugly sweaters (and they are ugly) as seen on Live with Kelly and Michael.
For the love of everything that is personal finance: DON’T. Yes it’s funny…. for about 5 minutes. That will be $49 for a 30 second laugh. It will disappear in the closet to never be looked at again. I can’t imagine the looks on the faces of the Chinese workers putting these together. The only good thing that can come out of this is that, when 10 years from now China decides to invade the US, it’s people will say, really? The country that ordered those ugly sweaters?
Seriously for second, I totally realize its hard to find that perfect gift for that colleague you barely know but try to stick to something less than $10 (if even that). I think SNL gave a good hint with their Candle skit.
I’m not going to give you advice on what to buy. Seriously, I’m having issues myself this year. Emily at johnjanedoe.com has some good advice on buying for $5 and less.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year. If you must spend on your loved ones, spend wisely. That means, no ugly sweaters.
Good luck reaching your financial goals
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