The tree was up on time, the house was decorated, the candlelight service was beautiful, and the kids loved their presents; Christmas (despite all the stress) went well this year. But now it’s time to take the decorations down and finish those leftovers from Christmas dinner. It’s time to go back to work and get back into the everyday routine.
During 2016, Americans spent $658 billion dollars in retail stores and the numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. Our culture is so focused on money: spending money, managing money, making money, and saving money. There is a bank (sometimes two) on every corner and advertisements on billboards claim low interest rates or debt consolidation while the next billboard down promises a “great deal” on whatever the newest, coolest gadget is.