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Week in Review: Thanksgiving Edition

by Kay Lynn

Happy Thanksgiving!Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  We bought the dinner’s centerpiece yesterday.  There are a couple of prepared items we’ll buy Tuesday but otherwise we’re good to go.

My article at Couple Money this week was about how to decide if you need life insurance.  Check out my guest post on conference networking at Blog Conference Guide for the (Un)Experienced.

In other news, the giveaway for a copy of Psych Yourself Rich is running until noon Tuesday. I’ll announce a new giveaway geared towards increasing subscribers that day as well.

I have one more announcement which is that I’ll be taking a Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!

Editor’s Picks

A business trip this past week kept me from getting much blog reading done.  What I’m going to do instead is select posts from the top 10 ranked Yakezie alpha members excluding myself.

The Emergency Fund Fallacy. The Yakezie founder continues to challenge conventional wisdom week after week. This article has interesting points and a spirited discussion in comments. (Financial Samurai)

Cheap Thanksgiving Side Dishes. Crystal has great ideas for side dishes to take to holiday gatherings.  I’m not sure about the pineapple stuffing,though!  (Budgeting in the Fun Stuff)

Electronic Cigarettes Might Just be Ideal. This is an interesting alternative for smokers that can have many benefits over tobacco cigarettes. (Consumerism Commentary)

Eliminating Heating Bills and Cutting Down on Heating Costs. It’s that time of year when heaters around the country are being switched on. Read Jacob’s article for alternative ideas on heating your home. (Early Retirement Extreme)

Flexible and Health Savings Account Changes for 2011 – Over the Counter Medicine Reimbursement. Before automatically renewing this year’s FSA contribution, take a look at these rule changes. (Free from Broke)

5 Non-Essential Expenses that are Bleeding your Budget. Running a blog, I don’t agree with the Internet but it’s a good idea to reevaluate your budget for these leaks. (Canadian Finance Blog)

When Should you Turn Down a Promotion? Sometimes we forget that you don’t have to accept offered promotions. There are times it doesn’t make sense in your life. (Frugal Zeitgeist)

Kardashian Debit Kard – Ripoff or Teen Teaching Tool? This is a balanced look at the latest Kardashian product endorsement. What do you think? (Faithful with a Few)

Come On, People. Quit Maligning the Plastic Grocery Bag! Although I don’t agree with Len, you can’t say he doesn’t present a compelling argument. The question shouldn’t be if paper or plastic is better. It should be to use fabric, reusable bags versus others. (Len Penzo Dot Com)

Things I want to punch in the face: Office Coworkers. We’ve all had annoying co-workers, right? Well, Ninja gives us a humorous look at working with various personalities. (Punch Debt in the Face)

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Financial Samurai November 21, 2010 at 7:14 am

Hi Bucksome, just got back from holidays. Why were you off Twitter for a week as well? Holidays?

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Kay Lynn November 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Hi Sam, we did miss you! I didn’t get to spend much time or twitter either the past two weeks. It was back to back business trips and those days are long as I’m sure you know.

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Craig November 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Thanksgiving has come way too fast! Thanks for the mention.

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Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog November 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for the link Kay Lynn!

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Jackie November 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

Boy I am so not ready for Thanksgiving yet! I did remember to put the turkey in the fridge to thaw yesterday, but that’s about it. Have a happy holiday!

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Legally Married November 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

Thanks for the great links! The one about turning down a promotion is something I’ve never thought about before.

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Khaleef @ KNS Financial November 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Hey Kay Lynn, thanks for including my link!

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Forest November 24, 2010 at 4:06 am

Thanks for the link. I am going to go and eat Chinese food with my partner and some of her friends for thanksgiving :).

Happy thanksgiving.

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Kay Lynn November 24, 2010 at 6:06 am

How cool that an Englishman in Egypt is taking part in Thanksgiving festivities! America’s reach is far and wide….

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Forest November 24, 2010 at 6:09 am

Ha ha, my partner is American so I have spent a few Thanksgivings in USA. I used to also attend Canadian Thanksgiving and anti-colonial Thanksgivings when living in Canada to pay respect to the native’s history too. I like to celebrate with everyone :).

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