Week in Review: New Year’s Edition

by Kay Lynn


Is your new year off to a good start?  If you set resolutions or goals for the year then give them a jump start by participating in the Improve Yourself Challenge hosted by Dustin @ Engaged Marriage.

It’s only for eight weights AND there are prizes!  I’m using it as an incentive to jump start me on my weight loss goal shared with you Friday.  Today’s the last day to join the challenge.  Here’s to your success! 

Editor’s Picks

1. Creating A Masterpiece by Failing Forward.This guest post by Ryan @ Financial Samurai reminds us that anything worth doing is done by learning from mistakes and failures and getting better. Plus, you gotta like a post with a picture of Michaelangelo’s David.

2. A Box of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou: Six Box Wine Comparisons.Box wines have improved and it’s time to remove the stigma. As a winie (or is it whiner?) Maria Walter @ Wise Bread provides a review of six different brands of boxed wine.

3. My Grandma was Truly Frugal. This tribute post by Mrs. Accountability @ Out of Debt Again reminded me so much of the ways my grandparents saved money. Surviving the depression taught that generation how to live frugally (and not just talk about it).

4. Please Your Boss: 12 Ways to Put a Smile on Their Face.  Although these tips may please your boss the real reason to take the advice from Jeff Nickles @ My Super-Charged Life is that it’s the way you should always work.

5. Personal Finance Planning for the Next Year: 10 Best Money Moves. Mr. Credit Card in a guest post @ The Digerati Life starts you off with 10 ways to plan your money for 2010.

6. Should You Wait to Give Until You Have Enough Money? Many people struggle with this question and Jason @ Redeeming Riches provides faith-based reasoning to help make your decision.

7. Setting SMART New Years Resolutions. Several years ago I learned about SMART goals at work. This concept, explained by Jim Wang @ Bargaineering can be used for anything you want to achieve in life.

8. Go Radical: Sell Everything. Kevin @ No Debt Plan is proposing something radical. But for some in over their heads it might be what saves a sinking ship.

9. It’s More Important to be Happy Than to be Rich. I can’t agree more with this statement by J.D. @ Get Rich Slowly. He makes the point that money can help but by providing the things that bring happiness such as experiences.

10. How to Make a Budget.Personal finance writers and gurus talk alot about budgets. But we forget sometimes that you may not know where to start. Craig @ Money Help for Christians has met that need here.


Money Hacks Carnival #97 – End of 2009 Edition @ Canadian Finance Blog
Carnival of Money Stories: Happy Pseudo Boxing Day @ Canadian Personal Finance Blog

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Craig Ford January 3, 2010 at 5:45 am

Thanks for including my post in your roundup.
.-= Craig Ford´s last blog ..70 New Testament Bible Verses About Money =-.

Mrs. Accountability January 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Thanks for the mention! 🙂

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