Big Thanksgiving Thank You to Our Readers!
November 27, 2008
Thank you to the readers that make this site possible! Despite the fact that:
- You may not always agree with what we write
- Some of the things we write about may not apply to you
You continue to read the site on a daily basis, and for that we thank you!
We know your time is valuable so we try and provide valuable content to say thanks for the taking time to check us out every day. Thank you for being such great partners in our personal finance quest!
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What a Turkey Dinner Can Teach You About Money
Here are some Thankgiving money lessons I had a lot of fun writing a few years ago. Some of them are:
- Don’t Be Afraid To Fail
- Plan Ahead
- Ask for Advice
- Don’t be Last Minute
and my favorite one, “Have an Emergency Plan”
“We have experienced several crises where the first dish doesn’t turn out. If my wife bought the ingredients for several dishes and has enough time, the crisis is averted. If no emergency plan is in place then we show up to Thanksgiving dinner shamefully empty handed.
Be prepared for the unexpected. The best way to do this is to build up an emergency fund that will cover your living expenses for 3-6 months. If life takes an unexpected turn for the worst, it will not be as bad if you have a safety net to catch you.”
Giving Thanks For My Job
Last Thanksgiving I shared my money blessings and I have one to add this year. My sister is in town for Thanksgiving and last night we were disucssing the countless hours I spend on this site in the middle of the night once I get home from work and the family is in bed. She made the comment, “so it’s like you have two jobs”.
After thinking about her comment, I’m really thankful that I have the opportunity to have “two jobs” that I enjoy and that provide for my family. My heart goes out to those that have lost a job in this bad economy and I’m thankful that I still have a day job. Thanks again to you, the readers, for making this “second job” possible : )
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