I don’t know about your home, but Christmas is officially here at the Melvin House.
The annual discussion (no point calling it an argument; that would imply I had some chance of winning) between my wife and I about how much of my collection of Snoopy and Orioles decorations I’m allowed to display is over, and the house is dripping with Christmas cheer.
But despite all the candy canes, snowflakes, garland, and twinkling lights, there’s one topic that’s got me tied up: What is the stock market going to do next year?
And if you haven’t begun thinking about how 2020’s going to affect your wallet yet, here’s why you’d better start……
Today is Thanksgiving Day, and it’s probably my favorite holiday of the year.
Just like every other Thanksgiving of my adult years, I’m waking up early, making sausage and sage stuffing, and getting the turkey ready for the oven.
The prep started several days ago as my wife began making pies – this year we’re having white potato and pecan.
Then she set a table that would make Emily Post blush with envy at the sight of her elaborate holiday decorations.
She’s also run the vacuum to the point that the dogs have called their congressman, and everything else that goes into getting ready for the incoming horde of family and friends.
As is the case every year, I have a lot to be thankful for this year, so let’s get started …