The United States honored its veterans with a holiday three days ago. Although all government services and schools closed, many businesses did not. This veteran appreciates those who remembered and thanked us. Jenn @ Frugal Upstate shared her military story (with pictures).
There are very low entries on this week’s giveaway for The Cigarette Book so please leave a comment before Tuesday. It’d be a great holiday gift!
Every Friday I have a post at Couple Money and this week shared three steps for staying motivated while paying off debt.
Are Deal Sites Really That Great of a Deal? Learn how to get the most out of using daily deals offered at various sites. Very timely as I prepare to write part 2 of my favorite sites. (Financially Poor)
Penny Foolish: How 6 Tiny Money Leaks Cost Me $1702 Annually. This is realistic look of areas where the budget could be trimmed but is unlikely to…unless Lady Gaga calls. (Len Penzo dot Com)
The Toyota Highlander – Please Don’t Fall For Its Latest Marketing Campaign. Toyota missed the boat with this commercial. I think it would have worked a few years ago but not in today’s economy. (Everyday Tips and Thoughts)
Glory Days. I have a weakness to articles with rock references but this one also struck a chord with the message. Think about it every day you start a sentence with “when I was younger”. (Canadian Personal Finance Blog)
The Yakezie Scholarship Framework. One of the most exciting things when the Yakezie started phase two was plans for a scholarship program. Well the details are unveiled. We’re looking for recipients and sponsors. (Yakezie)
Personal Finance Lessons From Your Toilet Paper Roll. Inspiration for money lessons can come from many places, even the bathroom. (Inexpensively)
Good Debt. This isn’t an article about what is good debt (oxymoron to me), but rather what to do when it’s unavoidable. (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance)
Seven Rules For Holiday Spending-Dr Dean Rules!!!. You’ll want to read this before doing any holiday shopping to keep on track and budget. (The Millionaire Nurse Blog)
The Great Big List Of 75 Frugal Gifts You Can Give This Christmas. If you are out of ideas for inexpensive gifts then look no further. You don’t have to be crafty to find gifts on this list. (Bible Money Matters)
Asking Permission to Spend Money . This story about a married couple made my blood boil but it’s about a lot more than keeping money separate. (Girl with the Red Balloon)
Scratch vs. Store Bought: Mashed Potatoes. I know scratch saves money, but it’s a lot of work. Is the price worth the convenience to you? (The Saved Quarter)
The 254th Festival of Frugality – It’s Hard to Be Frugal During the Holidays @ Generation X Finance