It’s hard to believe that December starts tomorrow! It seems like just yesterday it was summer and now we’re less than a month away from Christmas. It’s been a tough week at the Frugal Rules house as a close friend of my wife’s lost her 15 month old daughter on the day after Thanksgiving. It brought back feelings of our dear son Isaac, but really I can’t imagine the pain as it was completely unexpected and they had a year with their daughter. It’s another lesson that life is so precious and we have to live it to its fullest.
We did get our first dusting of snow on Monday, which the kids just loved. They still as of yet have not grasped that a dusting will not allow you to build a snowman, but it’s still so fun to watch them get excited over something so simple. Make sure to come back on Monday as I am participating in my first Giveaway, which is exciting.
With it being month end, I’ve added in a few extra posts as it’s always so hard to narrow down from all of the blog posts I read on a daily basis. If you have the time this weekend, then I encourage you to read some of these posts. Have a great weekend everyone!
That’s Not Frugal, It’s Theft! on Planting Our Pennies
Christmas Gifts For Toddlers on The Family Finances
10 Habits of People Who Are Well Off on Pelican on Money
Budget Busters on Sense of Cents
Things I’d Rather Hire Somebody Else to Do on Club Thrifty
Live Below Your Means: The Key to Freedom on The Frugal Path
Struggling to Buy Presents? Try These Christmas Gift Ideas for Her on My Money Design
Evaluating Your Life as it Stands Today on Tackling Our Debt
Mutual Fund Expenses – Where Real Holiday Savings Can Be Found on The Chicago Financial Planner
The Last Bobby Pin Effect on Plunged In Debt
Your Personal Finance Pro
How to Make the Most of Yearly Reviews on Young Adult Money
9 Reasons You’re Not Successful Like You Should Be on Fearless Men
It’s Your Blogging Journey, You Make the Rules on Modest Money
PerkStreet Financial Review – The Best Online Checking Account on Work Save Live
Dollar Store Home Pregnancy Tests – Do They Work on Canadian Budget Binder
Reasons to Love Your Used Car on Eyes on the Dollar
Save Thousands of Dollars With This One Little Rules on Frugal Habits
How to Reduce Payments on Your Debt on Reach Financial Independence
Be Rich – Give it Away on One Smart Dollar
Little Debt Wrangler Coming Soon, Any Advice on Debt RoundUp
Buying Land and Building a House – Part 4 on Monster Piggy Bank
Odd Search Terms
Another name for extremely rich people…Romney anyone???
Thanksgiving picture for my wife…Awww, that’s so sweet.
Why some people don’t like turkey…I’ve been wondering that myself!
Why turkeys should be saved and not eaten…I am sensing a theme here
Black Friday too stressful…It can be, especially if you’re on the receiving end of a sweet uppercut over the Tickle Me Elmo
Am I really that cheap…Something tells me you should not be asking Google, but someone else
How to spend money…Give me some and I’ll show ya!
How to save money for retirement at 52…Rob a bank
Wife hates me because I am frugal…sorry, I can’t help you there
The cat ate too much…Tell me about it, ours is always on the counter looking for food
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.
Festival of Frugality #363 – Thanksgiving Edition on Festival of Frugality
Nerdy Finance Carnival #16 on Nerd Wallet
Lifestyle Carnival #29 on Free Ticket to Japan
The Wealth Builder Carnival #101 on My Wealth Builder
Carnival of Investing #12 on Investeem
The Money Mail Carnival – Third Edition on The Money Mail
Y & T’s Weekend Ramblings on Young and Thrifty
Yakezie Carnival – Thanksgiving Edition on I Heart Budgets
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up November 22, 2012 on Fearless Men
Amex Small Business Saturday and a Thanksgiving Blog Round Up on Your Personal Finance Pro
People Got Me Questioning – Where is the Love on The Savvy Scot
Personal Finance Week in Review for November 18 on One Smart Dollar
Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Nov 17th on Freedom Thirty Five
Friends of the Family: Fighting Irish Edition on The Family Finances
Happy Thanksgiving: Wanted to Thank a Few People on The Frugal Path
Link Crushin’: the Scuttling Rat Race Edition on Broke-Ass Mommy
Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Posts Top Picks Nov 23, 2012 Shop Til You Drop! on Canadian Budget Binder
Don’t Let Them Silence the Voice of Reason on Fix Em Up Rent Em Out
Fridays Circle of Friends – November 23 on Tackling Our Debt
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 11/23/2012 on Debt RoundUp
Blog Round Up for November 23, 2012 on My Canuck Buck
Weekly Reads 11.23.12 on Plunged in Debt
Friday Recap, A Herb Garden and a Casualty on Reach Financial Independence
November 24, 2012 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money
Personal Finance Week in Review #39 on Work Save Live
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #15 – RIP J.R. Ewing Edition on Eyes on the Dollar
Quick Hits and Weekend Reading on Young Adult Money
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #21 on I Heart Budgets
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending November 24 on Edward Antrobus
LinkLuv Friday Thanksgiving Edition on Pelican on Money
Photo courtesy of: Martyn E. Jones
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