‘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!

The “Freedom To” Future

Key Takeaways

  • The current generations heading in to retirement no longer like to use that word as it holds a negative connotation, instead, think of that life transition as freedom from to freedom to.
  • The Millennial generation has a different outlook from previous generations in terms of how they want their life to look and when they want to retire. They are also saving more money than any of the previous generations.
  • It’s important to have a plan and a path set out to achieve your “freedom to” future, and making good decisions about your money throughout that plan is a big part of it.