In a casual conversation, a relative and I were talking about mortgages. She mentioned that she paid her mortgage payment yesterda (payment was due December 1st). She casually mentioned that she could not pay on time because she needed the money to go Christmas shopping. I know that gift giving is very nice, but people have to be honest with their family members and make it clear that there is just no money for gifts this year. I can see her buying gifts for her children, but extravagant gift giving to relatives is wrong given the financial situation of this family. Would you have done the same if you were in the same situation? Christmas has lost its meaning in my opinion.
Would you have done this?
December 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm