Merry Christmas to all! next week I’ll be writing about the steps to acquire financial security, but this time I would like to draw attention with regard to what are known as offers especially the Christmas offers. For all is well known that there is a global crisis, which threatens large consumers such as United States, Japan and European Community economies; and this also affects smaller economies in the sense that the products are made scarce by reducing production, cutting employees and expensive raw materials in producing countries. This is why we have seen an imprecedente growth in closed premises, unemployment, inflation, etc. Southwest Airlines has much to offer in this field. The economy in 2009 will not be stable, and we will be living a period of uncertainty not seen since the great depression of 1929. Despite this, many people still believe that this crisis it will not affect. I have heard the President of Venezuela to retract what he said a few months ago, and now says that the crisis It is going to affect the Venezuelans; the President of Ecuador also expresses it, and no less reliable has been the President of Mexico, of course, not counting the innumerable interviews and speeches by the President of the United States. Then, what is all this discussion about the crisis? Why is it relevant to me? Well, first we have to understand that they come hard times, and will manifest in different ways in each country: there may be tax increase, devaluation of currencies, inflation, restriction to buy dollars, among other measures. If we understand this panorama, I assure you that they will think it twice when making charges unnecessary, and this article is: about Christmas offerings. I had the opportunity to spend Christmas in Hong Kong, a small island that belongs to China and is the shopping paradise for people in Southeast Asia. There is a saying among locals who said if you can’t find it in Hong Kong, there is probably no.