Chalk my husband and I up as a couple that also gives practical gifts. We have been married 12 years and always use December (also our anniversary) to max out contributions to our 401K each year. This year for our anniversary I got him a new mattress set and be frame so he could sleep in comfort when he returns home from this deployment. Last year I got a roomba which I love, so I am hoping this year I get a scooba so it can scrub the floors for me. Much better than any diamonds!

And no debt here, kid's college accounts are fully funded, and retirement is mapped out. I guess we are pretty boring!

Posted by Korin at November 26, 2006 06:10 PM

Oops, make that our Roth IRA, not our 401K. LOL

Posted by Korin at November 26, 2006 10:14 PM

And why on earth would one ever listen to "so-called" experts from the media on anything. You've got your heads on straight and your priorities clear. Those giving advice are phony numbskulls who need a whack on the side of their head to get what is truly important. When people only think of the next month or so vs. 10 or 20 yrs. are too superficial to take seriously.

Posted by toni at November 26, 2006 10:54 PM

We just had this same conversation. I have everything I ever wanted and then some. What I need is a new toaster that doesn't burn the bread on the low setting OR a new blender so I make margaritas every night! I'd also be super happy if my boys asked for more Geo Traks from Santa!

Posted by Angie at November 27, 2006 08:01 PM

You guys aren't alone, I always ask for stock. On this years list KBR and General Electric.

Posted by Mare at November 28, 2006 12:27 PM