Rachel Ramsey Cruze, daughter of Dave Ramsey, shares some great ways to be smart with your money during the Christmas season.
More tips from Rachel:
Make a holiday budget.
Don’t panic if you haven’t started saving!
• Once you’ve created your budget, see if you’ll be able to set aside enough cash.
• If you’re short on cash, pick up some extra work to make extra cash.
• Give of your time and talents.
• Let friends and family know your situation if you can’t afford gifts.
Don’t go into debt for gifts.
• Put the amount of cash you plan to spend in an envelope.
• Once the money is gone, stop shopping! Avoid signing up for credit cards to get “extra” savings.
• Don’t go overboard – your kids won’t remember every single toy they received and they won’t be traumatized if they don’t get the latest “it” item.
We all hear about people in need this time a year and wish that there was some way we could help. Well, now there is. Tell us about someone you know who could use their own little Christmas miracle this year. Or perhaps you know of a non-profit organization that could use a little help themselves this Christmas season. Just tell us how $1,000 could help you make someone's Christmas a little brighter.
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We're going to do something that has the potential to completely tear the show apart: impressions of one another. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?
Our supply of t-shirts is running dangerously low, so if you want any Wally Show gear for Christmas, now's the time to visit the Wally-Mart!
Wally got to catch up with Jon Cooper from Skillet while they were touring in Denmark. They talked about the differences between touring in Europe and the U.S. and what it's like to tour with Nickelback.
This is one of the saddest commentaries on our society. A group called the American Humanist Association is trying to prevent kids at a school in Colorado from collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This infuriates me because these are people that would rather see children suffer than get what they need and hear about God. Where is the decency in that.
Do you think you are doing these children a favor? They don't care about your politics, they want to eat and if believers want to feed them, then so be it. I don't see the American Humanist Association mobilizing to do any one any good. Here is the link to the story. If you are in Colorado and want to help out, let's send a message to these litigious individuals that they did not win.
Want to know how to pack an OCC Christmas box? Here's how:
Photo Op is where Wally confiscates all of our phones and we're held accountable for the last photo we took. Which photo do you like the best?
Top left: Wally saw a poster of the guy who graduated at the top of his high school class and is now a doctor. Yet another reminder of Wally's inadequacies.
Top right: Zach's meal group had its annual Thanksgiving meal, and his wife baked a bacon apple pie.
Bottom left: Betty had to prove to the cashier a sale price was legit when she checked out.
Bottom right: Katie has a picture of what looks like something a grandparent would do, writing a note on their computer. But sadly, this is Wally's computer.