We’re donating our glass of milk (and a few more gallons) this year, instead of leaving it for Santa. Here’s why.
A week before Thanksgiving. Some huge financial blows for our family: Our health insurance costs will be rising dramatically in just a few short weeks. My husband and I shifted and shimmied our budget around. Ok, we can cover it. It will be a squeeze but we can do it. Then a major contract I’d been working on for many months ended abruptly, followed by our upstairs heating unit deciding to work only intermittently. Collectively, this felt like getting the financial wind knocked out of us. How could we possibly stretch our budget again to cover these setbacks and right at the holiday season, too? When will we not have to worry so much about money? And then a photo on Facebook completely changed my perspective. [Read more…]