Merry Christmas 2009!

December 25, 2009

When I look back on all the Christmas’s in my life this one will probably be the best!

Christmas time in years past was always a stressful time for me because it was the busiest time of year for my job.  Mixing in the stress of work with trying to coordinate the holidays with our families many times left me, unfortunately, dreading the holiday season.

Finally, a Merry Christmas!

So what’s different about this year? Thankfully we’re finally in sync with my family and my wife’s family schedules so planning Thanksgiving and Christmas visits is much easier.  Plus the company I work for now doesn’t have crunch time in December and January so I actually get to take some vacation days without causing 80 hour work weeks preceding and following the Christmas break.

Kids & Christmas

Probably best of all is that our son has reached the special age when Christmas is a magical time and is excitedly soaking it all in with his big innocent eyes.  His enthusiasm and anticipation are delightful and infectious, making us very happy parents! I hope your holidays are as enjoyable as ours this year and you’re able to spend time with the people you love.

I know you’re probably busy with family and celebrations this weekend but if you have a spare minute or two here are some good personal finance articles:


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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