Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Where Did the Week Go Edition

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This month seems to be hurtling us right at Christmas with no foreseeable end in sight. Thankfully the potty training bootcamp is going quite well and we’re seeing some great progress with it. I am looking forward to the day that we won’t be spending a boatload of money each month on diapers and use that money on other things. I am looking forward to tomorrow as my wife and I will be having a date day as some good friends are taking the little munchkins for the day. I think we’re going to be seeing the Hobbit as my wife is a huge Tolkien fan. I am not a big Tolkien fan, but the movie does look pretty interesting.

If you’ve not taken the time to sign up for the iPad 3 giveaway then I encourage you to do so as you still have time. Talk of the giveaway has increased requests from my better half that we should get an iPad. I am determined to stand strong, but we learned yesterday that with our business it would be tax deductible so I think I may be on the losing end of this arrangement.

Speaking of our business…a number of you have asked what type of business we run. Well, wait no further as I will be sharing that in detail starting on Monday. It’ll be part of an overall series on things to do when you run your own business that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks and months. Oh, I’ll also be co-hosting another giveaway on Monday. It’s not quite as good as the iPad 3 giveaway, but free cash is always a good deal.

It’s been another great week in the blogosphere and I’ve highlighted some of my favorite blog posts. If you have some time this weekend, then I encourage you to read some of the selected blog posts. Have a great weekend everyone!



Keyword Research For Blogging: Picking the Right Keyword on Dumb Passive Income

What Will the Fiscal Cliff Mean to Health Care? on Eyes On The Dollar

What Does $1 Mean to You on I Heart Budgets

A Look Back on The Chicago Financial Planner

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Part 1 on Budget and the Beach

Winter Vehicle Maintenance…Costing You in the Long Run on Canadian Budget Binder

Free Shipping Day is December 17 on Debt RoundUp

Fun and Frugal Dinner Parties on Plunged In Debt

Manage Debt Before it Manages You on This That and the MBA

Guarding Your Personal Information From Corporate Interests on Club Thrifty


Guest Posts

What to Look For in an Online Brokerage on Your Personal Finance Pro

Odd Search Terms

Sisters of the blind…I’ve heard they’re a football powerhouse

Chicago system of rebalancing portfolio…From a former citizen of Chicago they do things a little different there

Frugal people who died leaving millions of dollars…I need to get in their will

How love can affect wealthy people more than non-wealthy people…They get all the money and now all the love, too?

If I ran my business like the government…We’d be flat broke

People are really different…Yes they are!

Is boating all it’s cracked up to be…Beats me

How is the food different than what wealthy people buy?…We buy it ourselves


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.

The Money Mail Carnival – Fifth Edition on The Money Mail

The Wealth Builder Carnival #103 on My Wealth Builder

Stock Carnival Ecstasy on Fast Swings

Carnival of Financial Planning on Once Cent at a Time

Carnival of Money Pros on The Frugal Toad

Lifestyle Carnival on Vanessa’s Money

The Festival of Frugality Gets Happy on The Happy Guy

Carnival of Financial Planning on Master The Art of Saving

Carnival of Retirement on Vanessa’s Money

SavvyScot Does the Yakezie Carnival on The Savvy Scot

The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie on My University Money

Carnival of Financial Planning on One Cent at a Time

Tax Carnival #109: Tax Stocking Stuffers on Don’t Mess With Taxes

Carnival of Passive Investing on Broke Professionals

Sunday High Fives! Special Edition on Living Debt Free Rocks

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions, and Good Reads #22 on I Heart Budgets

Friends of the Family: Holiday Party Edition on The Family Finances

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up December 6, 2012 on Fearless Men

What I Read This Week – Episode # 2 on Grown Up and Stuff

Link Love 12/07/12 on Budget and the Beach

Friday’s Fork in the Path: What’s Worse? Exam or Presentation on The Frugal Path

Weekly Reads 12/06/12 on Plunged In Debt

Friday Recap, Home Alone and Seven New Friends on Reach Financial Independence

Friday Finance Links December 7, 2012 on The Chicago Financial Planner

Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/07/12 on Debt RoundUp

Entrepreneurial Wisdom Poster via LinkLuv Friday on Pelican On Money

Mr. CBB’s Blog Post Picks December 7, 2012 – Almost Christmas on Canadian Budget Binder

Personal Finance Week in Review #41 on Work Save Live

December Deals & Steals and a Blog Link Round Up on Your Personal Finance Pro

December 8th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money

Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Bogs #17 – Game of Life Edition on Eyes On The Dollar


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40 comments on “Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Where Did the Week Go Edition

  1. I am really looking forward to your post about your small business! Are you posting it on Monday and the giveaway on Tuesday? Or vice versa? Or TWO posts on Monday? As a blogger I am always thinking about these scheduling conflicts ;) Anyway I’m excited. I really do think one day down the road I will be working my own small business full-time, or two “part-time” small businesses, if that makes sense.

    In all honesty I wouldn’t keep the ipad3 if I won it. I’d sell it to help put more money towards our house and to help our “Dog emergency fund.” I’m not a big Apple fan, though, so that’s the main contributor to my selling it. I know plenty of people who would love it, though! I would love the Nexus tablet, but I just don’t know when I can justify it.

    Anyway hope you have a great weekend and thanks for being a regular visitor to my site. There are a few “core” sites I visit every single day, and I think you are well aware that your site is one of them.
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    • Thanks for the kind words DC, I feel likewise towards your site. I’ll be doing two posts on Monday, the giveaway will just be scheduled for later in the day. I am doing two posts on my business…what we do, why I left my job, etc. The first will be on Monday & the second on Wednesday. After the New Year I’ll be doing other posts related to it dealing with things you want to plan on/look out for when you run your own business.

      Interesting that you’d sell the iPad, though I understand it. I am not an Apple fan myself and I also really don’t see the point of a tablet if you already have a laptop and a smartphone. But, logic is not winning the argument with my wife. :)

    • No problem Grayson. I know I’ll enjoy the date…not so much The Hobbit. Unless it’s something like Braveheart and Gladiator I am not a big fan of uber long movies.

  2. I look forward to your series starting Monday John about your business etc. Potty training seems to be a huge topic in your house but I’m sure it’s one that will be part of your family for years to come when you can look back and share stories with the kids about things they used to do lol.. Have a good weekend and as always thanks for recognizing CBB!! Cheers mate. Mr.CBB
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    • It is a pretty big deal right now, but thankful that we’re starting to make some head way with it. I’ve gotten a few “blackmail” pictures, so they better watch it. :)

  3. A date day with the wife sounds like a lot of fun! My wife and I have a Christmas party and I’m looking forward to that. It forces us to get out of the house and do something, that’s always a good thing!

    I can’t believe next week is basically Christmas. I was certain we had a least a few more weeks but apparently not. I didn’t make that realization until last night…
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    • It does, especially with how crazy busy we’ve been over the past few months. I was thinking the same thing last night. It finally dawned on me that my family is coming NEXT Sunday…crazy!

    • Not a problem Veronica! I am glad you’re excited about The Hobbit…me not so much. But, my wife put up with me getting all geeked out about Dark Knight Rises, so it’s the least I can do.

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