Am I the only one who finds the week between Christmas and New Year's Day to be a financial black hole?
The truth is, I spent all my money for Christmas. Christmas is close enough to my next payday (December 31) that I didn't pay close attention to the fact that there are 5--count'em, FIVE--whole days before that paycheck arrives. My daughter still thinks I should feed her during those five days. Actually, since she's on her Christmas break, she's of the opinion I should also cover movies, take her to lunch and otherwise help her occupy her time in ways that financially impinge.
So yes, I stayed within my Christmas budget. But--um--no, I'm not exactly within my monthly budget.
C'mon, 2008! Get here quickly!