Happy December! Christmas is three weeks from tomorrow. For the love of Pete, this year just flew by.
So, earlier this year, I showed you my plan for saving some Christmas money. It was a simple as gluing a cardboard box shut and shoving $20 in it every payday. I called it the "Venti Project" because venti means 'twenty' in Italian and I'm far too dramatic to just call it 'The Saving Money for Christmas Project'.
And how did my efforts work out?
Thanksgiving morning I let my oldest child take a hammer to the box. It would have just been silly to pull it open normally, you see.
After he ripped the cream cheese out of that sucker, the fruits of my savings were displayed.
It amounted to $440. Which was awesome... but the really awesome thing was that I didn't have to budget for Christmas money. I took $20 every paycheck, which wasn't really missed, and shoved it away. It was really easy and I'm totally doing it again for next Christmas.
How are you paying for the holidays this year? Tell me all about it!