Weekend Scoop: Home Sweet Home Edition

by Kay Lynn

Home Sweet Home

It feels so good to be writing the weekend scoop post.  The last one was the Labor Day edition and there’s a reason for that.  It is the last time I got to be home for the full weekend.

I’ve been on three out of state trips in the past month: Florida, Alaska and Chicago.  They were all great for various reasons, but there’s no place like home!

During that time away, I’ve thought a lot about how to provide more value.  The inaugural edition of the Bucksome Boomer newsletter will be next month so sign up now for exclusive content and more community.

 Around the Web

After a vacation break at Couple Money I was back Friday sharing home remedies you probably have in your kitchen.  Last weekend, our family’s experience with a travel sports team was posted at Get Rich Slowly.

Thanks to all the carnivals and round-ups that mentioned this site.  Please let me know if I left you off the list and we’ll get you included in the next edition.

Black Coffee: Would you Believe My Dog Ate The First Half of This Article? @ Len Penzo Dot Com

Financial Follies: Fincon 2011 Edition @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #42 @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

Yakezie Round-Up Time @ Green Panda Tree House

Totally Money Carnival # 39: The Late Edition @ Totally Money

The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie @ My University Money

Dividend Growth Index Roundup @ The Dividend Guy

Carnival of Personal Finance 329: California Dreaming Edition @ Hope to Prosper


Two Savvy Sisters has two giveaways running right now.  Ten winners will receive coupons for a free Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer but entries close tonight.  We are also hosting a Real Steel Movie Swag giveaway and you have until midnight October 12th to enter.

Other giveaways in the personal finance world include…

Squirrelers is giving away two Amazon gift cards with a total value of $75 (one – $50 and one – $25).  Entries close October 11th.

Zero Passive Income is giving away five copies of Dave Ramsey’s latest book “EntreLeadership“.  Enter by October 31st for your chance to get one!

The Penny Hoarder is giving away a Nintendo Wii plus a couple of other prizes but you need to enter by Hallow’s Eve.

Thousandaire has a mega-giveaway with prizes worth $683.90 (don’t you just love that he had to put that 90 cents in there!) and Bucksome Boomer is sponsoring one of them.  Enter by midnight October 15th, but save the grand prize for me!

The Family CEO is sharing some of the swag from the Financial Blogger Conference.  Enter today for your chance to win a financial calculator.

Surviving and Thriving offers relief for winter ills with a cold and flu package of goodies.  Entries close tomorrow evening.

Retire by 40 and Buck Inspire have banded together for a huge giveaway with over a dozen prizes ranging from a Kindle Fire to a personal finance book.  I’m happy to be a sponsor in this giveaway as well.  Enter at both sites by November 7th!

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Buck Inspire October 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

Hope you enjoy a restful weekend back home. Thanks for the mention and your support!

Kay Lynn October 10, 2011 at 5:25 am

You’re welcome. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Harri @ TotallyMoney October 10, 2011 at 1:15 am

Thanks for the TotallyMoney Carnival mention!

Kay Lynn October 10, 2011 at 5:24 am

My pleasure, Harri. Having hosted a few carnivals, I appreciate the work that goes into them.

Squirrelers October 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Thanks for the mention, Kay Lynn! Hope you had safe travels back from FINCON last week. It was nice to meet you.

Zero Passive Income October 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for the mention!

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