The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Decoration Edition

Over the past few days, my family has started the early December tradition of pulling boxes out of the crawlspace and decorating our home. The tree should be up by the time you read this, full of (mostly) homemade ornaments. The living room has been rearranged to make room for the tree, and we hope to take a family photo in front of the tree for our Christmas cards.

The Christmas season is indeed upon us.

Buying and Trading Locally: Where Does Your Dollar Go? Here, I’m making the argument that for small businesses, there is some significant benefit from getting supplies that they need from a local source. (@ open forum)

Becoming Your Real Self to Help the World Everywhere I look, I seem to see stories of people who came to the realization that, if you cut all of the unimportant nonsense out of your life, you can do great things. (@ no impact man)

Wine on a Budget: How to Get Good Deals on Wine My “wine on a budget” usually involves a trip to a warehouse club or to Trader Joe’s. (@ get rich slowly)

How to Save Hundreds of Dollars By Taking a Day Off Work When you leave unused vacation time on the table, not only are you giving the company money, you’re also costing yourself money. (@ )

Our Savings System – Lots of Goals! This couple is simply setting lots of goals for themselves and pushing each other to reach them as a very high priority. Together, they’re beating the financial game. (@ couple money)

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