Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Thanksgiving is NEXT Week Edition!?

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Blog Posts

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! This month just seems like it’s flown by and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon, before you know it it’ll be Christmas. This has been another busy week in the Frugal Rules household. The week started remembering our dear son Isaac and then getting to celebrate my beautiful wife’s birthday on Wednesday. She and I get to go on an all too infrequent date night tonight as we go out for her birthday. Does anyone have any big plans for Thanksgiving? My family and I will be staying home and enjoying it with some close friends. We’re not big travelers for the Holidays having such a young family, but we’re looking forward to having some family visit over Christmas this year.

I’ve listed some of my favorite blog posts from the week, in no particular order. If you have the time, I highly recommend you read a few of them. Have a great weekend everyone!


Obesity in America, What it Costs Us on Eyes on the Dollar

Do You Really Need Dental Insurance on Plunged In Debt

True Story on Pelican on Money

6 Month Blog Anniversary and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway on I HeartBudgets

Best Fearless Men Quotes Volume IX on Fearless Men

Avoiding Blog Comment Trackback Spam on Modest Money

Cripes. Nearly Our Entire Family Emergency Savings Got Gobbled Up on

Broke-Ass Mommy

The Value of a Dill Pickle, and Other Lessons From Ghana on Money Master Mom

I am a Cheap-Ass Santa: A Christmas Shopping Rant on Club Thrifty

Should You Buy Financial Services From Tommy Lee Jones on

The Chicago Financial Planner

“Doing Nothing” Is a Decision (And the Riskiest One at That) on Funancials

Guest Posts

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. The second one was actually a blog swap with Pauline at Reach Financial Independence. Speaking of guest posts, if you’d like to guest post at Frugal Rules, just contact me and let me know.

Easy Car Maintenance Tips to Make Your Car Go the Distance on Modest Money

What Does Financial Independence Mean to You? on Reach Financial Independence

Odd Search Terms

It’s always interesting to see what brings people to my site from week to week. Here are some of my favorite search terms from this week:

33 Ways to save money…Because 34 would just be too much to ask

How to make wealthy people come to you…Now, THAT I’d like to know

Smartplay house in Europe…Sorry, I don’t know of any

Rich people think they’re better than you…Bashing rich people I see

Enjoy spend money…So do I, that’s the problem

Is being cheap to wife bad… I am NOT touching that one!

How much money can you save buying a secondhand baby…Sorry, I’ve never tried black market babies

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 Personal Finance #386 on Term Life Insurance By Jeff

Festival of Frugality #361, Election Day Edition on Frugal Rules

Stock Carnival Ecstasy – November 7 on Fast Swings

Carnival of Stocks and Options #4 on The Market Archive

The Wealth Builder Carnival #99 – Election Day Edition on My Wealth Builder

Carnival of Taxes on Don’t Mess With Taxes

Nerdy Finance #15 on Nerd Wallet

Two Year Blog Review By Looper on Buck Inspire

Weekly Personal Finance Blog Roundup 11/09/12 on Debt Roundup

Five For Friday: Morning After Annual Dinner = Tired on This That and the MBA

Fearless Men’s Weekly Roundup November 8, 2012 on Fearless Men

Friday Recap, Plugged In, Hammock Hung! on Reach Financial Independence

A Week of Firsts on Pelican on Money

Another Monday Coming ‘Round on Broke-Ass Mommy

5 Posts to Get You Over the Hump: Election Edition on The Frugal Path

Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 9, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder

Friday Finance Links November 9, 2012 on The Chicago Financial Planner

Personal Finance Week in Review #37 on Work Save Live

What I’m Reading: Looking Professional Edition on Dog Ate My Wallet

Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #13 – Veteran’s Edition on Eyes on the Dollar

A Frosty Walk Around the Blogs on Life By Pets

Friends of the Family: Leaf Raking Edition on The Family Finances


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I'm the founder of Frugal Rules, a Dad, husband and veteran of the financial services industry. I'm passionate about helping people learn from my mistakes so that they can enjoy the freedom that comes from living frugally. I'm also a freelance writer, and regularly contribute to GoBankingRates, Investopedia, Lending Tree and more.

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