Week in Review: Tiger Edition

by Kay Lynn

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Mr. Boomer enjoys watching golf and even gets me hooked sometimes to watch the unflappable Tiger Woods come from behind and win.  In one short week Tiger Woods has proven he is human and can fall low.  It’s too bad and I don’t really want to know about all these mistresses crawling out of the woodwork.

I had a short week at work after returning from Thanksgiving travels and it was time to kick off holiday activities with the Christmas Tree Fantasy open house at my church.  There were so many creative themes used in decorating the trees (and wreathes).  You could buy tickets for chances to win them.  We decided to forgo it this year, but I can’t say I’ll be able to resist next time.

There’s a lot of good reading this week as usual.  Enjoy some of my favorites. 

Editor’s Picks

 1. Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 7: Build Wealth and Give.Joe Plemon @ Personal Finance by the Book has written a series on Dave Ramsey’s 7 baby steps. If you’re curious read all to understand the simple, yet effective, plan taught by Dave and Financial Peace University.

2. iReview the iPhone…Because it saves me money! Last month I mentioned coveting the iPhone and J. Money @ Budgets Are Sexy gives me so many reasons it’s a good idea. One negative he mentions is having to deal with the AT&T network. Now that the droid is available via Verizon that might edge out the iPhone for me.

3. 12 Smart Ways to Save Big on Christmas Shopping.This list from Fox @ Squawkfox marries well with my tips on holiday shopping planning.   Did you know about the secret online coupons?

4. How to Start an Investment Club.Several years ago I joined an existing investment club as a means to start learning about investing. It had the side benefit of a little socializing as well. We disbanded after a couple of years as people moved away or became disinterested. Ray @ Financial Highways presents this excellent article on the steps involved in starting an investment club incluidng links to the documented needed. Maybe it’s time to think about this again…

5. Financial Pet Peeves.Kathryn @ Million Dollar Journey lists several of her financial pet peeves which I’m sure many people share. One of mine is tolls on regular highways. Fortunately we don’t have many of these in Southern California, but when I travel for work occasionally get blindsided by having to dig out money and manuever to the cash lane (Chicago do you hear me?).

6. Make Easy Money and Learn a Thing or Two About Website Design.Here’s a new (at least to me) way to earn extra cash while sitting on your computer, review websites for useability. WC Porter @ Wise Bread discusses how it works and the benefits.

7. An Essential Guide to Surviving the Hectic Christmas Holidays .Where was this information years ago? Well no matter, Craig @ Money Help for Christians lets us know now and even includes bonus tips for dealing with holiday houseguests.

Carnivals

 Celebrating One Year of Go To Retirement. Mr. GoTo celebrates the website’s one year anniversary with a compilation of retirement posts from other bloggers including yours truly. Congratulations on the anniversary!

Carnival of Personal Finance #233: Welcome to Webcomics@ A Gai Shan Life
Festival of Frugality #206 Homemade Christmas Gifts Edition @ Out of Debt Again

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Craig Ford December 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Thanks for including my article on surviving the hectic holidays. Where was this post a year ago? I was wondering the same thing so I had to go out and create my own content since I couldn’t find someone else who would do it! Ha.
I appreciate your blog and your writing.
.-= Craig Ford´s last blog ..Rich Young Man Bible Study: What’s The Meaning? =-.

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Bucksome December 6, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Craig, I’m a big fan of yours so thank you so much for the kind words. I confess, the holidays are a lot less hectic for us now that the “kids” are grown and by cutting back on the unnecessary items.

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