I know you’re seeing it everywhere, but how can it be nearly Christmas already? This month has absolutely flown by and we have 2013 bearing down on us. The exciting news in the Frugal Rules household is that the potty training bootcamp seems to be achieving some results! I am looking forward to getting another child out of diapers as that will free up more money in our budget.
Who has any exciting plans for the Christmas Holiday? Is anyone travelling anywhere fun? This year we have the pleasure of hosting my Dad’s side of the family. To be certain the house will be busting at the seams. I will attempt to not emulate Mr. Griswold. Thankfully there’s no cousin Eddie in our family, so everything should come off without a hitch. The downside to my family visiting is that everyone is shipping their gifts to us. With the number of boxes we have in our basement we could outfit several UPS trucks. The Brown Santa has definitely made way too many stops at our house in the past week or so. With family being in town, I’ll be taking some much needed days off on the blogging front. I have a few posts scheduled, but will probably just respond at most. What is everyone else’s plans for their blog over the Holiday?
This has been another great week in the blogosphere. I won’t pretend that many of you will have the time to read some of these blog posts. But if you do need to step away from the Egg Nog, then here’s a few to check out. Have a great weekend all!
Leadership Lessons: The Dark Side of Leadership on Fearless Men
Lousy 401(k) Plan? – Strategies to Make the Best of it on The Chicago Financial Planner
‘Twas the Week Before Christmas on Eyes On The Dollar
Beef With My Alma Mater on Plunged In Debt
A Beginner’s Guide to Early Retirement on Canadian Budget Binder
Using Banks to Help Finance Your Business on Modest Money
5 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Christmas Gifts on One Smart Dollar
Little House in Guatemala, Week 7 on Reach Financial Independence
My Top Christmas Movie Picks on Mo Money Mo Houses
Seeing Berlin, Germany – Free on The Outlier Model
Justifying the Cost of My Smartphone on Our Freaking Budget
Odd Search Terms
20 steps on how to purchase my first stock…20 steps? I’d have no time to buy stock at that rate!
71 ways to save on taxes…I wonder what #72 would have been.
Holiday tip and broke…You can go broke if you follow some holiday tipping guidelines
How to save money when wife spends it…I can’t help you there buddy, I’m married to a cheapskate!
I’m giving away my iPad 3 December 17, 2012…Would you do that if you won the giveaway?
What is the result of a government without a budget?…You must not be following the news!
Why does the government keep spending money?…Someone has to keep Kinko’s in business.
I ate too much…can I suggest a good diet?
I hate Christmas because I’m frugal…Bah Humbug!
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.
Working at Home Blog Carnival #317 on Working at Home on the Internet
Y & T Weekend Carnival on Young and Thrifty
Yakezie Carnival on Rambling Fever Money
The Money Mail Carnival #6 on The Money Mail
Carnival of Money Pros on Life Insurance By Jeff
The Wealth Builder Carnival #104 on My Wealth Builder
Carnival of Stocks and Options #5 on The Market Archive
Nerdy Finance Carnival #18 on Nerd Wallet
Carnival of Retirement on Mo Money Mo Houses
Weekly Link Love: Running Around Like a Crazy Cat Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses
Fearless Men Weekly Round-Up December 13, 2012 on Fearless Men
Weekly Reads 12.14.12 on Plunged In Debt
LinkLuv Friday Missing Persons Edition on Pelican On Money
Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Dec 14th on Freedom Thirty Five Blog
Link Love 12/14/12 on Budget and the Beach
Follow Schwarzenegger’s Advice to Put Fuel on the Fire on Fix Em Up Rent Em Out
Friday Finance Links December 14, 2012 on The Chicago Financial Planner
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/14/12 on Debt RoundUp
Link Love: TGIF Edition on The Random Path
Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Dec 14, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder
Mid December 2012 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money
Personal Finance Week in Review #42 on Work Save Live
Friends of the Family: Tragedy Strikes Edition on The Family Finances
Weekend Scouring: The Fuzzy-Wuzzy Winter Edition on Broke-Ass Mommy
Friday Recap, Mentoring and Time Management on Reach Financial Independence
Photo courtesy of: John Storms
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