Sponsored Video – Christmas Is Inching Closer: Buy Gifts For Children

As a Jeep owner I am happy to share this video. This post is sponsored by Jeep.

It has been a busy week with work as working in finance it is month end and the financial situation like so many other businesses around is not doing good.

Seeing first hand the money that the organization is bleeding does not give me that warm and fuzzy feeling, but it also makes me look inward to tidy up my own finances to make sure that I have my money in order.

So here is what my wife and I have done since mid October.  We have paid off about $2500 in credit card debt.  While it does feel good we are no where near where we need to be.  We upped our 401k Contribution percentages to 10% each.  Was this the correct financial decision?  Probably not considering we are only being matched up to 4% but we want to bulk up our 401ks and then with our tax return next year put it towards paying down more debt.  Remember back wayyy back about Dear debt I am going to defeat you.

Well that didn’t happen as planned my wife and I were burnt out and needed a vacation.  We have steadily been paying down our debt but really took it to heart this Christmas season.

In addition to being vigilant with our debt reduction practices we have adopted 3 children to purchase Christmas gifts for.  This is one of the best ways that I know to give back for being so fortunate.  The organization that we are working with is Kids Oneida.  If you would like to donate there is a link on their site, or see if you have it in yourself to do something in the community around where you live.  Until next week be safe and have a happy weekend.


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  1. Great work on the debt repayment over the last two months! That’s great as well you’ve adopted three kids to buy gifts for, we’ve done it in the past and probably will again in the future.

  2. Kudos on giving back this holiday season. My husband and I are new to our area, and I’ve been wanting to figure out how to find a way to help those in need in our community. Thanks for sharing the Kids Oneida link.

    And way to go on your debt payoff progress!

  3. It can be a good decision to beef up your 401k if you’re happy with the investment choices in the 401k. Plus, it always helps to automate your savings!

  4. I saw that Jeep commercial today as well. Very cool commercial and like you, my wife and I love being Jeep owners. Doing the math though on those banners was a little weird. One said 150 weeks. Maybe they were referring to WWII. Either way, ti was a very cool commercial.

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