It’s been a crazy busy week in the Frugal Rules household. It always seems to be that way for us the week after we have guests come to visit. Thankfully, it’s been a good busy, so I can’t complain much.
For those of you who live under a rock, the U.S. elections are FINALLY over!! Regardless of the outcome, I am so glad to be over with all of the ridiculous ads and am glad I won’t have to see them on TV for a while or get any of them in the mail. What I think is sad is that billions of dollars were spent in this election and we are in the same place that we were a week ago. Ok, enough politics; that’s not the aim or purpose of my blog.
Just as a preview of what I will be writing about on Monday, this will be a very difficult weekend for my family. Four years ago this Saturday our lives were changed forever. I encourage you to come back on Monday to see what I am talking about.
There have been some great blog posts this week, so I encourage you to take a look at a few of the ones I chose. Being the college football fan that I am, I added four additional blog posts this week to align with the four teams atop the BCS as we speak. Again, these are in no particular order, and enjoy your weekend!
Pinching Pennies on Fearless Men
Saving Money By Making Homemade on Modest Money
Our Journey Out of Debt – October 2012 on Work Save Live
Saving For Retirement When You Live Paycheck to Paycheck on One Smart Dollar
Rental Property Series: Let’s Have a Drink to Having Tenants on Eyes on the Dollar
Reach Financial Independence
Your Small Business Needs an Emergency Fund Too on The Frugal Path
How Much Did This Election Really Matter? On Average Joe Money
The Right Way to Handle Tenants Who Are Moving Out on Fix Em Up Rent Em Out
Make the Most Out of Black Friday Deals Without Crossing the Border on Canadian Budget Binder
What Your Loyalty Means in Light of the Fiscal Cliff on Pelican on Money
My Minimalist Christmas on My Alternate Life
6 Easy Money Saving Tips on Monster Piggy Bank
I was able to guest post on two sites this week. I know it’s a shameless plug, but I encourage you to check them out.
Not All Budgets are Created Equal at I Heart Budgets
How Long Term Goals Can Help With Your Finances at Planwise
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.
Carnival of Road to Financial Independence #47 on One Family’s Blog
The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #55 on My University Money
Nerdy Finance Carnival #14 on Nerd Wallet
Yakezie Blog Carnival on Parenting and Money
Carnival of Investing #10 on Investeem
Lifestyle Carnival 27th Edition: Holiday Stress on Femme Frugality
Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Nov. 4 on Freedom Thirty Five Blog
Friends of the Family: Tired of Political Ads Edition on The Family Finances
Updates: October 28- November 3 on The Outlier Model
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #12 – Election Edition on Eyes on the Dollar
Weekend Wealth (Nov 3-4, 2012) on Brick By Brick Investing
Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #36 on Work Save Live
Weekend Wind Down 11/03/2012 – Epic Post Next Week on My Money Design
Weekly Roundup and Extra Income Update on Making Sense of Cents
5 Keys to Sell Books Like Hotcakes on Youtube on Fix Em Up Rent Em Out
Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 2, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder
Weekly Reads 11/02/12 on Plunged in Debt
Friday Recap, A New House and Still No Electricity on Reach Financial Independence
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me on Debt Free Bread
Great Reads of the Month on Frugal Habits
Five Posts to Get You Over the Hump: Halloween Edition on The Frugal Path
10 Blogs I Read This Week on Free In Ten Years
Tackling our Debt
Weekly Blog Roundup on Planwise Blog
Odd Search Terms
I am finally starting to get a good amount (for me at least) of search traffic and finally have a few terms that just make me scratch my head. It’s always interesting to see what brings people to my site. So, here are the best of the past few weeks:
How to save money “wife”…Boy, how do they really feel?
Has anyone cashed out their 401k and happy they did it…I’ve never met one
How to lie and stick budget discipline…Lying on your budget will get you nowhere
Is it worth it to get a college loan at age 46…I wouldn’t do it
Trading is painful…Yes, it can be
What if there were no credit cards…I’ve often wondered this myself
Who teaches Excel for the Government….What?
Rich people really use money to chase people…That sounds a bit scary
Photo courtesy of: kdingess
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