Live like a Millionaire Now ~ Timolin’s Teaching Corner
The holiday season is here and advertisers love it! Many of us are still paying for last year’s holiday shopping. Today, I encourage you to spend this 2016 holiday season differently. I have been reminiscing about the “good old” days of growing up in Mississippi and what the holidays are like.
The reason for the season, if I might ponder is to get back to what matters most: old fashion pastimes like eating, talking and having fun. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and/or Kwanzaa, as each holiday has its own unique traditions; I bet they all have the following in common: family, friends, music, and bonding through old school “chit-chatting.” At least, that’s the way it was in my Mississippi household and I would imagine most households for those of us growing up in the s—-ties.
However, knowing that some shopping will take place, here are a few tips to help you get through the holiday season with less stress and less spending:
- Have a Potluck: Mississippi families are famous for every adult household bringing a dish with very little coordination and arrangements. Because meat is generally the most expensive item, I highly recommend splitting the cost with several adults based on the number in attendance. Other attendees can bring vegetables, grains, desserts, etc. I recommend shopping at big bulk or warehouse stores to get the best prices on food.
- Shop at off-brand or non-traditional stores for gifts: I have discovered some of the best places to shop where gifts can be purchased well below market value. I have bought a designer purses, dresses, and novelty items for $1.00 that are in excellent condition and my people love them. Go to New Fit World TV.com or You Tube, A New You with Timolin for the video called How to Enjoy the Holiday Season for details or write me if you would like more information immediately.
- Lastly, use your special gifts or talents to make, bake, or create your gift. For example, if you are a seamstress, sew a gift, if you are a baker, bake a cake or if you are a writer, pen a poem or motivational words– either of these personalized gifts can warm the heart and deepen connections.
Remember, the best gifts are sitting around the table, not on it, or under the tree. While we’re about to celebrate Thanksgiving, I think the entire holiday season is about being grateful, appreciative and thankful for the good that we have in our lives this holiday season and beyond. The way I see it, every day is a day of celebration. So let’s celebrate right now and the holiday season. Happy Holidays Everyone!
However you define success remember as always in closing, “Financial Success is not a gift; it is a habit!” Tell a friend.
It is common in southern homes (perhaps in yours too) where families gather in a circle and say at least 1 thing for which we are grateful. Do that now, state 1 thing tor which you are thankful! Post on the site. Happy Holidays!
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Timolin shares financial tips to help you become a more effective money manager and live like a millionaire on any budget. She helps you find your financial purpose, spend strategically, and more to increase wealth and prosperity.
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