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Weekend Scoop: Writer’s Block Edition

by Kay Lynn

Writer's Block II

My creative juices weren’t flowing for this week’s edition, but I wanted to share all the great giveaways going on this week with you.  The next best thing to me winning is my reader winning. :mrgreen:

Also if you need help in increasing your savings or reducing your expenses register for a free webinar offered by AARP  on October 25th.  You don’t have to be a member or a minimum age to attend this free event.

Around the Web

I make a confession about my 401K investing strategy in an article on target date funds at Couple Money.

Yesterday was the 12th Yakezie blog swap and participating blogs had great ideas about the best and worst jobs in the world.  Read the round-up at Personal Finance Journey.

Yakezie Carnival – October 9th, 2011 Edition @ Faithful with a Few

Best this Week in Personal Finance @ Yes I am Cheap

Giveaways

Starting with the current giveaway at my other blog, Two Savvy Sisters, you can win a Freschetta Proud to Support Pink gift pack.  Entries close October 20th!

Surviving and Thriving has a gift pack from the Financial Blogger Conference swag!  Enter for your chance to win these goodies by Monday evening.

Kylie Ofiu is giving away two copies of “Christmas Sorted” to Australian residents.  Entries close October 20th.

Frugal Beautiful is hosting a timely book giveaway for “A Memoir of Male Breast Cancer”.  Closes October 21st.

Invest it Wisely has three copies of the book “In Defense of Food” to give out.  Enter by October 22nd.

 Investorz Blog has a stock picking contest with two great prizes: a $50 and a $25 Amazon gift card.  Get your picks in by October 23rd.

Money is the Root has a $25 Amazon gift card as a prize.  It looks like entries close on October 26th.

20s Finance is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card.  Enter by October 26th for your chance to win!

Maximizing Money‘s giveaway is for 50 personalized pens.  Wouldn’t you love to get a pen with Bucksome Boomer on it?  Enter by October 31st.

 Personal Finance Journey not only gives a PayPal or Amazon prize to the winner of his giveaway but the winner also selects the charity for a $100 donation.  A second place winner gets a $30 gift card or cash.  Enter before midnight on October 31st!

Couple Money celebrates turning two with a Tablet giveaway.  Enter by November 1st for your chance to win.

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Hunter @ Financially Consumed October 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

So many giveaways! Push the keyboard away and relax.

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Kylie Ofiu October 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

What an amazing round up of giveaways! Thanks for including me.

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20's Finances October 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

So many giveaways indeed. Thanks for the mention! Enjoy the weekend.

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Invest It Wisely October 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Lots of giveaways going on at the same time! :) Thanks for including mine.

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Donna Freedman October 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thank you for the link. And I’m with you on Feeding America as a great way to help. After all, some food banks don’t want individual contributions of canned goods et al. because they don’t have enough volunteers to sort them. Cash goes a lot further.
Here’s a tip: Make the local food bank or Feeding America the recipient of your “found” money. All year long I pick up coins (and sometimes even bills) and save them. Near Thanksgiving I count it, round it up and donate it to a Seattle-area food bank. This gives me the impetus to bend over and pick up that penny (or whatever).

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Kay Lynn October 18, 2011 at 6:01 am

Great idea about finding ways to give money to your favorite cause. Thanks for letting us know about food contributions. My church specifically gathers food, but the individual charities may have difficulty with this type of donation.

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Max October 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Thank you very much for including me in your list. There are a lot of great giveaways going on right now.

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