Week in Review: Halloween Edition

by Kay Lynn

Jack O'Lantern

We don’t get trick or treaters since moving to our gated community a few years ago.  Not only is the gate a deterrent, but there are very few kids in the condo homes here.

I miss seeing the fun costumes even though there is the benefit of not having to worry about candy.  Been there, done that!  Maybe next year I’ll go out with my grandson for his first time.

I didn’t have a roundup last week due to hosting the Yakezie carnival so settle in for all the good reading today!

Personal Finance

Life Inflation versus Frugality @ Personal Finance Journey
Are You in the Middle Class? @ Funny About Money
Death of a Spouse: Be Prepared. @ Wealth Pilgrim
When is Enough…Enough? @ Bible Money Matters
Is Groupon Good for the Budget? @ Well Heeled Blog
Getting Dirty to Destroy Your Debt – One Toilet at a Time @ Redeeming Riches
20 Smart Personal Investment Tips @ Wealth Informatics
Suze Orman Gave Bad Advice @ Sweating the Big Stuff
9 Ways to Buy Vitamins Cheap @ Money Crashers
5 Items for Your November Financial Checklist @ Personal Dividends
Are you Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog
Toyota Millionaires vs. Mercedes Millionaires @ Watson Inc.


How to Find Jobs Through Social Networks @Frugal Zeitgeist
Take A Personal Day to Fix Your Finances @ Smart On Money

Better Living

Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin @ Eat at Home
Planning Ahead for the Holidays @ Greenbacks Gal
Last Minute Halloween Tricks and Treats @ Coupon Mommie
How Do We Stay on Track @ Savin Some
Tasty Traditions: Sweet Cornbread @ Coupon Cookin
Bloggy Boot Camp Austin: Bloggers Tool Kit @ Crystal and Company


Debt Can Be A Problem For The Baby Boomers Retirement Plans @ Canadian Finance Blog
The Problems with Working Longer and Retiring Later @ Go To Retirement
Baseball and Retirement @ Retirement: A Full Time Job


13 Yucky Halloween Treats Kids Hate @ Len Penzo Dot Com
Vacation Days by Country: How do We Rate @ Squirrelers
What’s My Blogging Niche? I’m Danielle Liss @ Danielle Liss
1- Ways to Treat Your Cold Naturally and Save Money @ Out of Debt Again
8 Frequently Under-Budgeted Air Travel Costs @ Wise Bread
Seven Rules for Asking for Help @ Since my Divorce
5 Frugal Fall Party Ideas @ Faith and Finance


Yakezie Carnival: The Top 200 Edition @ Narrow Bridge Finance
Carnival of Money Stories # 77 – Halloween Edition @ Canadian Finance Blog

photo credit: Plutor

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Dr Dean October 31, 2010 at 6:03 am

Thanks for your visits to the blog, and your support. Happy Halloween. May your day be filled with treats…

Squirrelers October 31, 2010 at 8:09 am

Thanks for including my article in your excellent roundup!

That will probably be lots of fun to take youe grandson out for Trick or Treating next year, I could only imagine

Andrew @ Money Crashers October 31, 2010 at 10:59 am

Happy Halloween and thanks for the mention!

Little House October 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm

That’s the one thing I will miss moving back into an apartment complex; the trick-or-treaters! And my husband curling up into a ball in his leafy suit scaring them as they exit our gate. 😉

Kay Lynn November 3, 2010 at 6:04 am

Little House, you paint a funny picture!

Forest November 1, 2010 at 4:11 am

Bit late here, thanks for the link :). I am sure it will be very fun to go out with the grandson after the break of a few years.

Mandy November 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Thanks for the mention!

We got hardly any trick or treaters … neighborhoods go through transitions and maybe many of the kids in my neighborhood are starting to feel they’re too old to trick or treat. I wish they still came … at least then I wouldn’t have a bowlful of candy in my kitchen.

Kay Lynn November 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Mandy, one way I would deal with leftover candy is to take it to the office. They’ll eat anything:)

Also, I buy candy I don’t like — skittles.

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