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The Twelve Days of Christmas Sanity: Day 11

By December 23, 2010

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On the eleventh day of Christmas,
I gave a gift to me:
Eleven dollars saved,
Ten positive thoughts,
Nine chores completed,
Eight friends assisting,
Seven hours sleeping,
Six forum comrades,
Five "Thanks, but no thanks,"
Four helpful kids,
Three best friends,
Two great big hugs,
And an evening out just for me.

We're almost to the end of our Twelve Days of Christmas parody, and I'd be remiss if I wrote about how to stay sane during the Christmas season without mentioning the importance of saving money. Giving yourself a little bit of cushion to fall back on will definitely lower your stress level!

As the new year approaches, take some time to re-evaluate your finances. Do you have an emergency savings account to draw from the next time your brakes need to be replaced? Are you setting aside money for your kids' education, your retirement, or even for a vacation? None of these things will happen without some intense effort.

Begin by taking Money Management 101, our free online money management course for single parents.

In addition, tune in each week for our Thrifty Thursday blog post series, which includes practical money-saving advice for every week of the year. Read More...

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December 23, 2010 at 11:16 am
(1) Anonymous says:

You do realize, I hope, that the twelve days start on Christmas Day (or the day after in some traditions).

December 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm
(2) singleparents says:

Yes. I wasn’t trying to line it up with Epiphany, though. It’s a parody intended to help readers take a look at their self-care. (Which is always a challenge, but even more so at this busy time of year….)

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