I made it. At least I think I did. I won’t know for sure until the credit card statement arrives in January. But I think I succeeded with one of my annual holiday goals: avoiding starting the new year with debt, or at least with heavy debt.
Debt is one theme I’ll take up in the next few days with my now grown up children. I can almost see their expressions: Not again, Dad. We know, we know. Don’t spend what you don’t have. Save, save, save. Pay yourself first and before you buy something, ask yourself: Do I need this, or do I merely want it?
That line of thinking is something wine lovers should consider as well. While it’s tempting to pursue expensive wines, you should proceed with caution. If you need to, or want to try, higher-priced wines, figure out a way to curb your costs if you can, as in splitting the tariff with friends. You get to try a rare wine without overspending for it.
That line of thinking in turn started me thinking about New Year’s resolutions for wine lovers, and whether you make any, what they are, or perhaps you want to share a moment or two of a new year’s resolution that succeeded or went terribly awry.
This is my way of saying I’m taking a few days off. See you soon.
Brad Kanipe — Atlanta — December 21, 2007 7:52pm ET
James Novack — Agoura Hills. CA — December 22, 2007 12:53am ET
James Zalenka — Pittsburgh PA — December 23, 2007 11:10pm ET
Steve Dunn — phila, PA USA — December 25, 2007 2:38pm ET
Don Rauba — Schaumburg, IL — December 27, 2007 2:02pm ET
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