Holiday Wishes

Seasons Greetings From The Debt Destroyer!

by Debt Destroyer on December 24, 2008

Fröhliche Weihnachten Joyeux Noel Feliz Navidad Mele Kalikimaka These are the ways I know how to say Merry Christmas (My wife threw in the French one). But lets not forget: Happy Hanukkah Happy Kwanzaa Happy Boxing Day Happy Holidays! Whatever you are celebrating this time of year, I hope you can make it special. In my last post I mentioned that I’m not looking forward to the BIG Christmas Dinner with my extended family.  Well, I need to get over myself. This past weekend was spent with my wife’s parents.  They originally were only going to make it a day trip, but […]

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Christmas Came Early for the Debt Destroyer Household

by Debt Destroyer on December 21, 2008

Did you have a merry Christmas?  What, it’s not Christmas yet? Whoops my bad. You see we’ve already been given so much that I got confused for a moment.  In the course of a week we received a new couch ( a hand me down)  and some insulated curtains. The curtains were an early Christmas present from my wife’s parents and I have to say they are one of the best gifts we’ve ever received.  Not only are they somewhat stylish (dark purple) but they do an excellent job of keeping the drafts to a minimum. Since we’ve put them […]

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Merry Christmas With A Lesson From Ebenezer Scrooge

by The Happy Rock on December 22, 2007

“A merry Christmas, Bob!” said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob! Make up the fires, and buy another coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit.” – Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) The Christmas Carol contains some deep messages that are worth visiting […]

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Christmas, Debt, and Spending – Our Example

by The Happy Rock on December 19, 2007

In the last post I asked some questions about the nature of Christmas spending and what we could do to change. I wanted to share some of the changes that my family has undergone in the last for years to fight the consumerism onslaught and then a few lessons learned. The Happy Rockette’s Family To set the stage, my wife is one a five sisters. Four of them are married, and we have 8 nieces and nephews(ages 1-6) between us. We do Christmas morning with at the Rockette’s parent’s house, and everyone was buying gifts for each other and the […]

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Can We Buy Meaning During The Holidays?

by The Happy Rock on December 16, 2007

Consumers planned holiday-related spending increased to $923.36” in 2007. Gift card spending alone was 24 billion dollars last year while the national spending average rises about 4.76% year after year. The money that gets tossed around on Christmas is staggering. Debt  keeps us paying for Christmas well into the New Year. Gifts are often relegated to impersonal gift cards, because we don’t know what else to buy. We keep on buying though. Stress and frantic running are hallmarks of the season. Sometimes you can’t wait until it’s all over, so you can rest and recover. I often wonder if we […]

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Happy Fourth of July

by The Happy Rock on July 3, 2007

On the fourth of July, fireworks soar through the sky. Families have fun, we remember how our nation begun. by Gabriella   Happy Fourth!

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Happy Memorial Day!

by The Happy Rock on May 28, 2007

To those who served to protect our freedoms, The Happy Rock remembers you. I realize that without your sacrifice, my personal journey to freedom would not be the same. In remembrance of those fallen in honorable duty to our country, I leave you with a website and a poem. First, the website : http://www.remember.gov. Second, the poem Freedom is Not Free by Kelly Strong.

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