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Thanksgiving Money Reflections

Thanksgiving is the traditional holiday for expressing gratitude. It is a good time to reflect on all the things we have to appreciate. This applies to our financial lives as well.

Do you have a job? That is something to be thankful for. Many people do not have work and are looking for it. A job offers a solid foundation for your financial life. You have the ability to provide for your needs when you have a job.

Looking for work? Reflect on how there are options and assistance to those who are in need. Those out of work during the Great Depression had no unemployment benefits. Now individuals are provided with benefits to help until work is found.

You may want to consider how your unemployment could be positively affecting others. Perhaps you have more time to spend with your loved ones or to volunteer in your community. We can make a difference I our lives, and the lives of others, simply by sharing a smile. This is something for which to be grateful.

Have a home? Another important reason to be grateful. A home doesn't have to be grand. It could be a small apartment where all your family can be together. A home is where family and friends can gather together.

Are you fortunate to have a 401K and benefits? You have a lot to be thankful for with these options. They provide you a way to protect your family when they are ill. They provide a way to prepare for your retirement so you can enjoy your non-working years.

Have a little money to invest? We can be thankful that we live in a country that provides lots of investing options. Plus, we have the freedom to choose where we invest and save our money. Don't like Bank A? Bank B is just around the corner.

Of course, family and friends are the true reasons to be thankful. You may want to reflect on how fortunate we all are to live in a country that offers us so many freedoms. The freedom to choose who to live with, how many children to have, and who we want to befriend.

One last thought. Will you have a meal to enjoy with your family? Reflect on, and be grateful for, our financial lives, and jobs, that allow us to share a good meal with our loved ones. Being able to provide is an excellent reason to be thankful.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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