Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, it’s 2013 Edition!

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Welcome to the first Frugal Friday of 2013! We got back into the swing of things on Wednesday this week after taking a thoroughly relaxing and restorative ten-day vacation from blogging and our business. While it was fun having the extra time with the family to do things together and being de-tethered from the computer, I absolutely hate coming back mid-week. It feels as if my timing is off for the rest of the week and I always seem to forget what day it is. That said, I guess it’s nice to come back to only a few days of work before the onslaught begins the following Monday. We did manage to take down all our Christmas decorations this week which is always is a little sad as so much time is spent in the buildup and it seems to go by in a flash.

Even though it’s been a quieter week in the blogosphere, there have been some great blog posts to be read and enjoyed. If you’re not too busy taking in an NFL playoff game this weekend, then I encourage you to read some of the selected blog posts. Have a great weekend everyone!

How to Prevent Three Common Disastrous Personal Financial Mistakes on Prairie Eco-Thrifter

2013: Living in the Moment on Budget and the Beach

Lincoln – 13th Amendment on Fearless Men

Little Acorns Can Grow Into Giant Oaks on Modest Money

13 Money Resolutions for 2013: #2 Trim the Fat on Reach Financial Independence

How to Vet a Charity on One Smart Dollar

Hidden Benefits of Foreclosure Hunting on Eyes On The Dollar

Finances in the New Year + New Budget = Success Formula on Canadian Budget Binder

Totally Unrealistic Resolutions on The Savvy Scot

How Are Your Retirement Savings Shaping Up on Debt RoundUp

Let’s Get the Ball Rollin’: 2013 Goals on The Random Path

How to Start and Use the Cash Envelope System on Work Save Live

5 Reasons to Start a Budget for 2013 on I Heart Budgets

Whose Money is it Anyway? on Evolving Personal Finance

Don’t Call it a New Year’s Resolution on Money Life and More

Avoid Student Loans Like the Plague on Student Debt Survivor


Odd Search Terms

هدايا عيد ميلاد…Gesundheit!

Are nurses concerned about the fiscal cliff…Hopefully they’re more concerned about getting that needle into your arm!

Crazy credit card debt…Credit card debt generally is crazy!

Don’t get your wife a coffee cup for Christmas…It better have some high end coffee in it

How to create a budget binder…Perhaps you should meet my friend, Mr. CBB

How to meet wealthy men San Diego…why, are you looking for one?

How to not spend money for a year…I want to know your trick!

I’m an emotional thanksgiving to your life partner…Huh?

What can my fingers tell me about myself…Beats me

Fearful wealthy people…I bet it is fright inducing to be rollin’ in the Benjamins!

Mrs. Frugal…I love her so


Carnivals and Mentions

It was another great week for Frugal Rules in the blogosphere. I am always humbled to compile this list and see all the mentions I’ve received. Thanks to everyone who shared or mentioned my blog posts this week. If I missed you, please shoot me a message and I’ll take care of it next week.

Yakezie Carnival on Making Sense of Cents

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie on Savvy Scot

Carnival of Fundamental Analysis #5 on The Market Archive

Money Mail Carnival #8 on The Frugal Path

Lifestyle Carnival #34 on Lifestyle Carnival

Money Soldiers Carnival #4 on Money Soldiers

Carnival of Financial Planning on Cult of Money

Carnival of Money Pros on Debt Black Hole

Working at Home Blog Carnival #320 on Working at Home on the Internet

The Wealth Builder Carnival #106 on My Wealth Builder

After Hours Carnival of Investing on After Hours Investing

YNAB Rules on Steward Your Money

Weekly Link Love: It’s Almost Christmas Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses

Updates: December 16-22 on The Outlier Model

Blog Round Up for December 23 on My Canuck Buck

Weekend Wealth on Brick By Brick Investing

End of 2012 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #25 on I Heart Budgets

Sunday High Fives on Living Debt Free Rocks

Weekly Shout Outs: Christmas Eve Edition on Ready For Zero

The Fiscal Cliff Blog Round Up on Your Personal Finance Pro

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up December 27, 2012 on Fearless Men

Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Dec. 27, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder

Friday Recap, A Lost Turkey and a Christmas Miracle on Reach Financial Independence

Link Love/What Would You Do? on Budget and the Beach

Finance Fox Weekend Recap – The Final Recap of 2012 on Finance Fox

Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #19 on Eyes On The Dollar

Personal Finance Week in Review #44 on Work Save Live


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43 comments on “Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, it’s 2013 Edition!

    • Yes it will Glen. They probably won’t be able to appreciate it much, but having a little one around for the Holidays always makes it much more special. You have a great weekend as well Glen.

    • Not a problem Grayson! I would agree, it makes the house feel much less warmer, but I guess it’s better than keeping them up until Valentine’s Day. ;)

    • Not a problem Mackenzie. Yep, we’re back to normal now as well, which makes for less stuff for the kids to get into. :) You have a great weekend as well.

    • Not a problem John. My birthday is in a few weeks, so hopefully it’ll still be out then. If not we’ll probably see the new Matt Damon movie. Yea, my team…the Cowboys, are done as well. I’ve been a fan of them ever since I was a little kid. But, with the way Jerry Jones is “running” the team I often wonder why I even bother most days. You have a great weekend as well!

    • Not a problem Mr. CBB! I can relate to being busy, that week before Christmas was a beast of a week. Thankfully things are back to a bit of normalcy. You have a great weekend as well sir!

    • Truth be told, I actually got one for my wife for Christmas. She loves mugs and it had a really nice view of San Diego on it…where she’s from. I got it along with some coffee she was wanting.

  1. I’m taking our Christmas decorations out to storage as we speak. You’re right, it’s funny; we spend a ton of time putting stuff up and then BAM it’s all coming down.

    I’ve learned because of that to enjoy putting the stuff up. I put on music and it’s as much about putting it up than enjoying it when it’s up.
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    • You’re exactly right Joe! The little ones have little, if any, concept of time yet and they don’t understand why we’d want/need to take it down. They don’t realize yet that we’d get funny looks if we kept all the decorations up til St. Patrick’s Day. ;)

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