Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How To Get Rich - Learn Holiday Gift Giving Reality

Do you love buying great gifts for your loved ones over the holidays ?

Do you love spending time with your family and friends ?

Which of the above do you think is more important to you ?

Holiday Hoo Haw

It should be no surprise that the upcoming holiday season is big business for big business. It is the time of year that all investors watch to compare one retail store to another. It is the time of year that will either make or break any retail enterprise.

Whatever your beliefs are, the sad truth is that the holiday season has become all about making profits for the big retail corporations. For many individuals it has become all about buying the biggest and best gifts. These same individuals are even willing to go into huge debt to satisfy the craze.

Remember The Santa Grinch ? 

Last holiday season I wrote about the Santa Grinch which is basically someone who gives like Santa but saves like the Grinch. It is very possible to give thoughtful gifts without going into huge debt to do it. Many times the best gifts are not always associated with the price tag.

An old saying once said that it is the thought that counts, not the size of the gift. Perhaps there is still some truth to this old saying. The more thought you put into a gift, the more personalized it becomes. Giving should not be about rushing around trying to find the biggest and best gadget or gizmo. A gift should be personal.

Your Wealth and The Holidays

There are many things that you need to do and practice to become wealthy. One of these is to learn to control your output, or in other words your spending. The holiday season is one of the most challenging times of year for over spending. It is the time of year that can either make or break any financial plan, similar to the retailers as mentioned above.

If you plan to go into debt this holiday season, remember you will be giving to more than just your loved ones. You will be giving to the wealthy individuals that own the retail corporations. If you pay interest, you will also be giving to your wealthy bankers.

The advertising blitz will often make you feel you need to spend big to be appreciated by your loved ones. But do you think this is really true ? If it is, it should not be. We should all be appreciated for who we are, not by the size of our gifts. Advertising can be a very powerful psychological tool.

Holidays Should Be Happy For Everyone

Whatever your holiday spending plans may be, make sure you stay true to yourself and your family. Be the person you want to be for your loves ones, not the person someone else is saying you should be. The size of your heart is much more important than the size of your gift.

Remember to give generously of yourself to your loved ones this holiday season. But be careful not to give too much to the wealthy business owners and bankers.


1 comment:

Business Australia News said...

Great reminder! It's not about gifts anyway. It's about the people you celebrate it with.