It’s hard to believe that Christmas is here and gone, but hope that everyone had an enjoyable one. We had the pleasure of hosting my Dad’s side of the family. When I was not busy playing taxi driver between our house and the airport, it was nice to take a short break from blogging and be “unplugged” for a few days. It was so nice, that I’ll be taking a few more “unplugged” days next week as we spend some extra time with the kids and do some fun things with them. What does everyone else have planned for next week with New Year’s rapidly approaching?
In blogging news, Frugal Rules has been chugging along even as I’ve been on hiatus the last few days. I was excited to have my first 1,000 visitor day on Sunday the 23rd. It might be small peanuts for some out there, but I was quite pleased to look at my stats and see that I had over 1,100 visitors in one day while I was busy enjoying the Holidays with the family. Apparently, many people (I know…surprising) had put off shopping for last minute Christmas gifts, which brought a lot of people to my site over the weekend!
Admittedly, I did not read a single blog post this week. However, I still want to spread a little link love cheer and highlight some blog posts from the blogging world. They’re all from authors I know and trust, so I am confident you’ll be able to learn something from many if not all of them. Have a great weekend everyone and have fun ringing in the New Year!
5 Holiday Shopping Tips to Reduce Stress and Save Time on Modest Money
How to Give Yourself a Raise Next Year on Young Adult Money
Should You Invest or Pay Down Debt on One Smart Dollar
Christmas on the Credit Cards on I Heart Budgets
Good Date Gone Bad – 7 Dating Mistakes Men Make on Fearless Men
What I Want For Christmas on My Money Design
Do I Need Life Insurance in Retirement on The Chicago Financial Planner
Odd Search Terms
Forgot to buy Christmas present…Hope it wasn’t for someone important
Boxing Day sales suck compared to Black Friday…What do my Canadian friends think?
21 things you can do to change your life forever 2012…ONLY 21 things?!
Can’t spend money…That’s a great problem to have!
Does your wife want to stretched on the rack?… I don’t know, but I am not touching that one!
Frugal ipad for small child…How ‘bout no ipad at all, now that’s what I call frugal
I ate too much this week…so did I
.6% mortgage over 30 years…that’s the mortgage I want!
Why do so many rich people buy cheap Christmas presents for others…because they know how to spend their money
2012 only rich people survive…Maybe that’s what the Mayans were thinking?
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 #7 on Thriftability
Carnival of Money Pros on Making Sense of Cents
Y & T Weekend Carnival on Young and Thrifty
Carnival of Retirement on Investing Money Blog
Festival of Frugality #367 on One Smart Dollar
Tax Carnival Ecstasy on 2008 Taxes
The Wealth Builder Carnival #105 on My Wealth Builder
Stock Carnival Ecstasy on Fast Swings
Carnival of Financial Planning on Thriftability
Yakezie Carnival on Write and Get Paid
Weekly Link Love: Christmas Party Season Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses
Personal Finance Week in Review for December 16 on One Smart Dollar
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions, and Good Reads #24 on I Heart Budgets
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up December 20, 2012 on Fearless Men
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp December 21, 2012 on Debt RoundUp
The VIP Club Round Up – 14th Edition on ClubThrifty
What Happened This Week and Weekend Reads on Money Bulldog UK
Link Love – Happy End of the World Day on Budget and the Beach
Friday Recap, A Last Sunset and a Tropical Christmas on Reach Financial Independence
Link Love: Christmas is Almost Here Edition on The Random Path
Mr. CBB’s Blog Post Picks – Dec 21, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder
What I Read This Week #3 on Grown Up and Stuff
What Do You Think is the Worst and Best Christmas Song on My Money Design
Personal Finance Week in Review #43 on Work Save Live
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #18 on Eyes On The Dollar
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