Updated on 12.25.07

Merry Christmas from The Simple Dollar

Trent Hamm

Just a quick note to wish you all a merry Christmas! My Christmas has been quite merry so far: a Mexican-themed Christmas celebration (with lots of Corona), an excited wife receiving a Roomba and an Amazon Kindle, a son who can’t stop playing with his new tractor and his massively expanded Lego collection, and a big pile of cookbooks for me to dig through (last year, many of my gifts were financial books – this year, I’m getting lots of cookbooks).

The best gift of all? The smile on my father’s face when he opened up his gift. He’s been a fisherman his entire life and I spent a long time searching for and finally finding the single best fish filleting knife that I could possibly find, perfectly made for his hand dimensions. The efficiency of the knife will help him to keep making perfect fillets even as he grows old.

I hope your Christmas is merry as well.

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  1. wealthy_1 says:

    Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. beloml says:

    Merry Christmas, Trent, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words of wisdom. You have made a real difference in my life!

  3. Kasparas says:

    Wish you good luck! Thanks for this site, every post is a small gift by itself, even if there was no Christmas :)

  4. NiJaal says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well Trent!
    Hope it is a happy and safe one.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Sounds like you’ll be having lots more yummy dishes in the coming year! :)

  6. Tori says:

    Happy Xmas to you and all of the TSD family!

  7. Amanda says:

    Merry Christmas, Trent. :)

  8. Marcy says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Trent. Peace and Joy now and always!

  9. Trent,
    I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  10. Paul says:

    Merry Christmas Trent. Thanks for everything you gave me this year. The will to (finally) get out of debt may be the best xmas present I’ve ever recieved.

  11. Jason says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! I come here daily for inspiration, and am looking forward to following your posts in the new year! By the way, which model Roomba did you get?

  12. Rob in Madrid says:

    Feliz Navidad

  13. Lazy Man says:

    Merry Christmas. She’s going to love the Roomba. I look forward to Kindle review if it’s not too far outside personal finance genre.

  14. Bobby says:

    Merry Christmas to you too Trent. It has been about a year since I found TSD and I want to thank you for what it has done for me and my family. While still not making the best choices overall, we have become more conscious of how we make our decisions and I attribute that to you and some of your cohorts.

    Thanks and may 2008 be even better!

  15. jpmelos says:


    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too, and I must thank you for the help you give me and everyone else. And for sure 2008 will be an even better year for eveyone!


  16. Diane says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

  17. Betty Ann of New York City says:

    The best to you in 2008. I’ve been reading your blog in all my free time the last few weeks..

    Betty Ann aka ahenwithoutarooster

  18. ahenwithoutarooster says:

    P.S. It is taking me weeks to read and I read for hours on end because your articles lead me to so many other articles which lead to other articles. I started an ING and made 25.00 and a Blog to stay motivated. I joined the Lender Club and made a 25.00 fee for joining as a site stated. And I am already frugal; but found a few things to do to save about 50.00 a month which is great. Thanks again for the motivation.

  19. J.B. says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Trent!

  20. Rob says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Trent. May your 2008 be fruitful!

  21. yang says:

    Merry Christmas to all.
    Every day I recieved a letter from Simple Dallor,it’s like a trustable friend who will never forget me. I am very enjoy reading the words. One letter one day.

  22. InspectorFox says:

    Wishing you and your family –
    A Very Merry Christmas & Happy 2008!
    Thank you for this wonderful blog.
    God Bless!
    Inspector Fox

  23. Chris Conley says:

    Thanks for the great year of financial direction Trent.

    Merry Christmas to you too.

  24. Mrs. Micah says:

    Merry Christmas. It was good! :)

  25. Diana says:

    Merry Christmas Trent and your family.

    I’ve been lurking and doing lots of reading. Thank you for writing down and sharing all your ideas!

  26. KyCynic says:

    It is not personal finance, but please do a review of the Amazon Kindle! I can’t touch one in stores and don’t personally know anyone who has purchased the device. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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