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Old 09-03-2007, 09:01 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Texasbelle View Post
But Pie, that is $6.00 you wouldn't have had before!!! How much do you typically spend on Christmas on say two kids? Say $1000.00. You could take the $1000 divide it by 42. The 42 weeks would be from Jan to mid November. You'd have your money saved by the time of Thanksgiving so you could shop the day after Thanksgiving sales. If you saved $25 a week which is skipping one meal a week of eating out, you would have saved $1090 plus the interest. If you put it in the bank savings account and consider it untouchable, then there is no problem. It's all about making choices which benefit you best.
That may be but there is one thing more. If say I went in a store and saw something I thought one of the kids would like. I would put it on layaway and have it. Now what if I saw something and I said okay I'll start saving for that now. I go back in as you put it 42 weeks, I find out that the store has no more, sold out, ain't getting anymore, then what, I lost my chance to have gotten it. And no I don't spend a $1000 on 2 kids. Layaway is a convience.
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