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Well, I'm torn as to what to do with my anticipated windfall to be rec'd from Christmas presents. The money's not in the bank yet, but I've had several people tell meCASH is what they're getting me for Christmas. Which is good and liquid-nothing to return. :-) Now my dilemma. I am definitely a LTB&Hldr-this recent market has me salivating! However, I am also in bigbig debt-not as high as some, but worse than others.(Fair disclosure: Household GROSS income 35K; CC debt between 15-20K all loans inc. My worst interest rate is DCard-they JUST raised my rate to 15.99%-not counting Sears- I have no doubt I'll go to my grave with that. :-) )
My stash should be between 500-1000$.I'm very tempted to invest at least a TINY part-100-200$, perhaps? in beaten-down equities. I know the Foolish maxim is to wait until one is out of debt to invest, but if I do that, I won't have money for retirement in 2013. (LOL!)
So...what should I do w/my Santa Claus cash? ALL for debt, or hold back some for investing and add to savings acct/emergency fund?

Sorry for length, and always my .02-and happy holidays, y'all!
-criscarson
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