Week in Review: Gift Bash Edition

by Kay Lynn

Gifts? Already?

I have newfound respect for sites that regularly do coordinated giveaway weeks.  Midway through the first one I can you tell you it’s a lot of work from finding the companies to participate to promoting  for maximum entries.

It’s been a wonderful learning experience and the best part is getting to send winner emails to people!  Giving really is more fun than receiving.

Editor’s Picks

Two weeks ago I selected my weekly favorite post from the best personal finance blogs top 10.  Moving down to the next ten, here are some interesting reading.

Dealing With Poor Performance: Lessons From Simon Cowell and Jesus Christ. Who can resist an article with these two names in the title?  Joe Plemon draws very interesting parallels between the two that we can all emulate. (Personal Finance by the Book)

Samurai Jack’s Guide To Personal Finance. I missed hearing about the cartoon, Samurai Jack, so had no idea what the title was referncing.  Apparently, it taught good financial lessons while entertaining.  My favorite is that “knowledge is power”.  (Saving Money Today)

How I Save Money on My Electricity Bill. I like reading (and learning) how other people save money and this article is no exception.  I want to check out auto-turnoff for our furnace this winter. (Sweating the Big Stuff)

Christmas Gifts That Appreciate in Value. Can you even remember what you received for Christmas last year?  It would take me some time trying to recall that.  But if it’s a gift that is worth more today than when bought, you’re more likely to remember that one!  I buy one of these for my grandson each birthday and Christmas. (Buy Like Buffett)

How Much Money Would it Take for Your Job? Your Family & Friends? A headhunter call results in a rethinking previous decisions about where to live and work.  What would make you do the same? (My Journey to Millions)

30 Days of Homemade Gifts – Personalized Gift Certificates.  If you’re like me, the holiday budget isn’t as large as it was in the past.  This is just one of 30 different ideas being shared including one for dog presents. (Not Made of Money)

3 Unconventional Investment Moves to Make in 2011. December is a busy month because not only are we busy with holiday tasks and activities, but  should also be planning for next year. This is interesting investment thoughts for Canadians. (Invest it Wisely)

Funny Money Comic 7, Passing on Lattes. I look forward to reading each week’s cartoon and this one doesn’t disappoint.  There is no magic way to become financially secure.  He is also hosting the Yakezie carnival this week! (Money Reasons)

Emergency Funds – A CFP (R) Tells You What You Need. Neal shares his expertise as a certified financial planner in discussing emergency funds and liquidity.  It made me think! (Wealth Pilgrim)

Getting $10,000,000 and Losing It All. Proof Money Does Not Always Buy Happiness. A discussion about a man who received and lost $10 million in less than a dozen years.  Kris is right that he would have blown through any amount of money due to poor financial planning skills. (Everyday Tips and Thoughts)

Have a wonderful Sunday and week.  Oh, and don’t forget to enter the upcoming giveaways!

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Gift Idea December 5, 2010 at 10:31 am

However bash is not installed on our system, as it is not part of the base FreeBSD install. Gift Idea

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Money Reasons December 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for the mention!

The comic is a fun thing that I’ve always wanted to do since I was 7 years old. It’s a lot of fun for me when I do it in advance (which hasn’t been the case lately).

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Invest It Wisely December 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for the mention! 🙂

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