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!
Secured and Bad Credit Cards on Work Save Live
Finding Your Path to Financial Independence on The Frugal Path
Has Your Boss Been Naughty or Nice? on Pelican On Money
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
Can Cheap Labor Make You Lazy on Reach Financial Independence
Paying For Self-Employment Tax Year Round on Modest Money
Responsible Holiday Party Hosting on Finance Fox
2012 – What a Freaking Year on The Savvy Scot
Christmas Shopping and Emotion on One Smart Dollar
Winter Vehicle Maintenance…Costing You in the Long Run on Canadian Budget Binder
Free Shipping Day is December 17 on Debt RoundUp
Best Will Smith Quotes on Fearless Men
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
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
Photo courtesy of: Valdas Zajanckauskas
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