From personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary ( Income insecurity is real in America

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From personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary (@singletarym):
Income insecurity is real in America. Yet, there’s so much pressure to give in to the commercialism of the holidays.

One year, my husband and I decided to try out a $100 holiday. We agreed to keep our budget to $100 (excluding food). We have a large extended family, and the gift-buying was becoming overwhelming.

Whenever we try the $100 challenge, we have the best time. The point isn’t to stop giving; it’s to give things that matter.

This movement may seem mad to many, but try it. Wouldn’t you like a more joyful holiday season without the debt and stress?

Read more from Michelle’s column at the link in our bio.



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