‘Tis the Season Around the World

We all have our holiday traditions, things we tend to look forward to every year (and perhaps a few we could live without!). For some, it’s a specific type of Christmas cookie that has been in the family for generations. For others, it could be an event, like attending the local version of “A Christmas Carol” play with the whole family. Maybe it’s the way you spend Christmas morning, either letting every person rip open their presents all at once, or painstakingly watching each person open their gifts one at a time.

Whatever traditions you hold over the holidays, you’ve probably been doing them for so long that they seem natural and normal to you. Have you ever thought about how other people across the world celebrate their holiday traditions? There are some unique traditions out there, but click on the following link http://bit.ly/2yrT2cu to check out 35 of them from around the world and be sure to share what you learn with your family and friends this holiday season.

Happy Holidays from Your Grown Up Money!

Thanksgiving: A Look at Gratitude and Finances

There are a lot of great traditions families have when it comes to Thanksgiving. Sometimes it’s food related, such as a secret family recipe for candied yams, deep frying a turkey, or just knowing exactly what dishes to expect at the table. Perhaps your family always participates in a local Turkey Trot race, or watches the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or takes turkey coma naps after the big meal.

There are all kinds of traditions that our families look forward to every year on Thanksgiving, but gratitude is something that can be practiced and expressed every day of the year, and can actually have a positive impact on your finances.

2016, A Year In Review

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome with open arms the New Year, 2017! Or if you are a little traumatized by what 2016 had to offer, perhaps just a firm handshake and a scrutinizing look towards 2017.

There are a lot of Year in Review lists out there. You’ve got your standard lists offered by all the news outlets of course, the lists of top songs, movies, TV shows, etc. There’s lists of top YouTube videos and Tweets, and yes, even cat videos. 2016 was definitely a year to remember, so we thought we’d share