Christmas checks, do they really make sense?
A while back my father realized that shopping for gifts for his adult children had shifted from shooting fish in a barrel to long shots in terms of getting gifts we would truly enjoy. His solution? The Xmas check! Nothing says happy holidays like money, am i right? I have noticed one flaw, however...all the good deals are BEFORE Christmas (so it seems.) This year I'm taking a different approach and purchasing items on my wish list now while they're on sale then re-compensating myself on the 25th. Thoughts on this? What would you do?