December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays!

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I’m currently in the Caribbean, about to be the matron of honor for the lady I stayed with a few years ago. She’s experiencing a lot of stress before the wedding and in a lot of pain. It is so interesting how we human beings interpret our lives in ways that bring pain instead of joy.

I wanted to touch upon the holidays to invite you to check in with your own experience this season. How is you feeling so far? Are you enjoying your days, getting ready for however you do this season? If you aren’t, you might want to stop, regroup and choose differently. Remember, it really is all about choice and only you can choose to create the experience you want.

I personally don’t celebrate the holidays in a traditional way. I do, however, enjoy the time to reflect on the past year and think about the year to come…and find my way to warm waters in the south that I can swim in and enjoy.

I did want to share one of the things I found myself teaching this year to all sorts of people…Rarely is anything an emergency.

Being in the Caribbean, you really get a good sense that nothing much is an emergency. Everyone is very laid back and relaxed and I find myself falling into afternoon naps, slow walks with an 11 year old I could bring home in my suitcase and just overall, slowing down. I’m not sure why we Americans (especially) get into a pace that’s not healthy for our bodies and spirits, but most of us do. I’m planning on bringing that peace back with me again.

Now for my little gift to you…

If you’re sitting there reading these words, you probably understand that there are many things you can do during the holidays but the things that bring you the most pleasure and joy are the things you do to bring others pleasure and joy. Isn’t it fun how that works?

And because most of you are on my email list because you really care about making sure your children and students learn how to handle money wisely, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to save a little moolah this season making that happen since often times it does take money to bring others pleasure and joy.

2013 HOLIDAY COUPONS for you!

Since I’ve made our Camp Millionaire Curriculum available online, we’ve had a lot of people take advantage of it. No traveling, no flight. Just sign up, log on, watch the videos at your leisure and start teaching the program in your classroom, youth group or for any group of kids ages 10 and up.

Use coupon code HOLIDAY2013 to receive $100 off this new Camp Millionaire Online Program.

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And if there’s something else you have been wanting from our financial literacy store, use Coupon Code HOLIDAY25 to get 25% off!

That’s all for now.

Miss E (aks Elisabeth)

Your Financial Literacy Lady