This week is different from every other week in the year. We're between Christmas and New Year's Day. The hustle and bustle, hurrying and scurrying, buying and hiding are over, the turkey or ham means "oh, no... leftovers again" instead of "Yummm, I can hardly wait to eat." Our gifts have been admired and even tried, but most of them have been put away. Thank yous have been sent, wrapping has been sorted or taken to the trash. We're tired and welcome the calm of getting back to a daily schedule. But....
There's this other holiday looming right ahead. Granted, some of us will celebrate it quietly in our own homes, but some of us will not. We will go to a party or have a party of our own to watch the New Year come in. Whether we greet it with champagne or decaf, celebrating with friends or watching TV or whether we simply sleep the time away, the next morning will seem like a new beginning.
Dollar Stretcher always encourages us to do things better, for ourselves and our families and our finances. Just before or at the beginning of the year, when resolutions and goals and plans are being made, wouldn't it be wise to take this advice to heart? As you plan for the coming year, use the Topical Index on the drop down menu at the top of Dollar Stretcher's home page to find the area that concerns you or where you want to make changes. Learn more about saving on utilities, deal with college expenses, do some tax planning or learn about homeschooling. Sew your own clothes, make your own personal care products, open a savings account, buy a new (or used) car, cook from scratch... it's all there.
Dollar Stretcher has seen a lot of New Years and after all this time, there's an enormous library of information and good advice. Check it out. Get lost in it. Saturate yourself in it. You'll feel encouraged and inspired to make the coming year better than ever.
Happy New Year!