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 Rules.com…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
Photo courtesy of: Billy Alexander
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