Why is it that every year Christmas seems to sneak up on a person? I mean, it's not like the date changes from year to year or that it's a secret holiday that only certain people get selected to celebrate. Maybe it's because the last thing I want to think about on a 95 degree day is winter boots and shovels. Anyways, you can imagine my surprise when I opened my Twitter account this morning and saw that the Christmas Countdown group had posted that the most expensive holiday of the year is only 154 days away. Yikes! It was almost like a slap in the face, followed by sure panic. 154 days isn't that far away when you think about it - especially since I've got three kids to buy presents for.
Immediately I logged into my online banking to see what kind of funds I've got saved up so far and if there is anything else I could be doing to make the upcoming holiday season less stressful. When I glanced into my Holiday Club account I breathed a little sigh of relief. To my surprise, the balance was quite a bit larger than I expected. I had completely forgotten that after last year's shopping extravaganza, I raised the amount of funds that are being transferred into my Holiday Club account on a monthly basis. Whew! Even though I may not have all the money set aside that I'd like to, it's a very good start. So, here's my plan. I'm going add an extra $40 per month to my account, aside from my monthly automatic transfer. Which means, that I should have enough funds saved up to start my shopping on November 1st. HA HA Christmas - looks like this year I'm going to be well prepared for your arrival!}
Missy Haugen - Member Solutions Supervisor