Today's the last shopping day to get things organized. I was listening to a charity drive on the radio and people that had benefited from the charity told stories of sudden hardships that they had faced. It's easy to forget that all of us can hit rough spots or a series of events could lead to difficulties we hadn't planned to face.
If you have hit some unexpected expenses this year and are having trouble stretching your paycheck to get the things everyone wanted and needed, please let me know. My shopping is done and I am happy to float a Christmas loan without the vig in order to ease your Christmas. I'll certainly respect your privacy and won't mention it anywhere on here.
Very well put, and a very kind offer.
I was hired for a full time job in October, after over 2 years of unemployment, low-paying temp work, and scraping by on thrift sales, so I definitely felt that pinch. I still did some Christmas shopping at thrift stores this year, but it was pretty cool to be able to afford a new cashmere stocking cap for my sister this year. 2016 can only be a better year.
Happy New Year to all!