Week in Review: Grandma Pilar Edition

by Kay Lynn

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 My kids’ paternal grandmother passed away Friday and this week in review is dedicated to her memory.  Initially Pilar wasn’t sure about me.  She had hoped her only son would marry someone of their ethnic background (Cuban immigrants), religion (Catholic) and probably socioenomic background (they had been wealthy pre-Castro).

Over the years we got to know each other better and we both loved the same people (her son and grandsons).  Divorce didn’t stop me from considering her family and we’ve kept in touch and I last saw her this Spring.  Grandma Pilar lived a long life with the usual joys and sadness.  She leaves behind her two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren among many others who loved her and are celebrating her life.

Editor’s Picks

You are probably busier than ever this time of year, but when you need some down time take advantage of some of the good reading this week.  I’ve grouped them by themes this week. 

Retirement

Why You’re Off Track for Your Retirement (And What to Do About It) @ Redeeming Riches
 

Financial Balance

The Best Investment @ Living Almost Large
Money CAN Buy Happiness @ Budgets Are Sexy
Money Buys Us Options @ Do You Dave Ramsey

 Holiday

Keep Christmas Simple: 5 Quick Tips to Help Stay Focused @ My Super-Charged Life
Buying the Moon and the Stars, and Other Fun Gifts @ Cash Money Life
Lazy Man’s Gift Guide 2009 @ Lazy Man and Money
A Brieef Guide to Holiday Tipping @ Get Rich Slowly
How to Re-Gift With Grace @ Personal Finance Firewall
The Family Christmas Party: A Lesson in Frugality @ Being Frugal

Other

How Long Should You Keep Important Financial Papers? @ Own the Dollar
Organize Your Office @ Suburban Dollar
How to Avoid Paying a Mandatory Gratuity for Bad Service @ Len Penzo Dot Com
Visualize Debt Freedom @ Gather Little by Little

Carnivals

Festival of Frugality #206: Homemade Christmas Gifts Edition @ Out of Debt Again
Baby Boomers Blog Carnival Seventeenth Edition @ Baby Boomers U.S. (The Blog)
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Do You Dave Ramsey? December 13, 2009 at 7:16 am

I’m honored to be included in your tribute post Bucksome! I tip my hat to Grandma Pilar and express my appreciation to you for the link and mention!

Thanks!
Dave
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Hank December 13, 2009 at 9:00 am

Thanks for including me and mentioning the post!

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Patrick December 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Sorry to hear about the death in your family. It’s great that she was so well loved. 🙂
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Jason @ Redeeming Riches December 13, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Thanks so much for the link! I appreciate it!
.-= Jason @ Redeeming Riches´s last blog ..Why You Have a Hard Time Sharing Your Wealth And How To Overcome It! =-.

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