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    Posted November 26, 2012 by
    Chicago, Illinois
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    A Very Broke Christmas

    I have a big family; the youngest of my siblings wants a Kindle Fire which is priced around two hundred dollars. I am thankful that the rest of my siblings who work don’t ask for much. Their happy with any gift I give them. I usually spend less than twenty dollars on four people including my mom. My sister who is more into the up to date technology and fashion ask for more things that usually end up costing more than five hundred dollars and my sibling usually get it for her since they all work. I have a kindle (not a kindle fire) myself which I paid seventy five dollars for. I usually could find things that I can use for the same purpose just for a cheaper price. Well even though the Kindle Fire is use for reading books it has more stuff in it which I don’t need. I have a laptop that works well and it has internet and all the software’s downloaded already. She also wants the add-ons that go with the Kindle Fire. I also come from a big extended family and off course we give them a gift because they give us something every year. My mother and I would come out with three carts full of stuff and we only give one present to every child. I always manage to get something to every child and some adults. We usually don’t spend a lot on each child I would say we spend less then fifteen dollars, it is a lot of money when you have a millions nephews and nieces, it all adds up. Our extended family is where most of the money is spent. I learned to negotiate and bargain for the same items but for a cheaper price like toys, clothes, and some technology. When you have a growing family it seems like more money keeps coming out of my pocket. For some adults who work and have to pay for the gifts the only thing that matters is that the kids enjoy the gift, which came from Santa. Also I won’t spend all my money I have to save money for emergencies if something comes up.
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