As our traditionally Western holiday season winds down and another new year begins, many take time to reflect on the year past, and look forward to starting fresh. I know I do. I think about the crazy year we just went through and think, "Whew, what a ride! We did all THAT in just 365 days? No wonder I am tired!" But, this time is also a time of celebration, welcoming in the New Year with hope and optimism.
I think over the last year, we've learned a lot as a society. We've learned that investment bankers aren't always the smartest people in the room (quite far from it). We've also learned that credit cards are not necessarily our friends and that just because something is shiny and new, doesn't make it better than what we already have.