I’m going to forgo the Week in Review posts, at least for now, so I can spend less time reading other blogs and more time working on my e-book which hasn’t progressed past the outline yet. But I still want to have a weekly post with information I think is of value to you. So, that brings up to the Weekend Scoop which will be published either on Saturday or Sunday (no pressure!).
News You can Use
There are lots of giveaways available via twitter, but it can be tedious to find them. I won a Wii game a couple of months by happening upon one. J. Money from Budgets are Sexy has a new website, Lucky RT, that solves finds the giveaways for you. Sign in with your twitter account and with a click of the button you’re following the giveaway contact and retweeted the message. But leave the iPad giveaways for me!
This weekend is free entrance days for National Parks including the federal holiday on Monday. If you aren’t snow-bound and live near one of our national treasures, it’s a fun way to spend the day.
Last, but not least is that the second Yakezie scholarship is now accepting applications. If you are or know someone who are in college or preparing for it, let them know about this opportunity!
Around the Web
Yesterday, I wrote about the Art of Saying No at Couple Money. If you need help in this area, check it out.
Narrow Bridget Finance published my post on the best financial advice I received as part of the first Yakezie blog swap.
Here are some giveaways in the personal finance blosgosphere. If I missed yours, let me know!
Surviving and Thriving knows that chocolate is a great way to lift winter spirits and has a Godiva chocolate giveaway. Enter by 9 pm on Monday for your chance to indulge.
One of the best personal finance books around is The Millionaire Next Door. You can win your own copy and read a great review at Yakezie.com. The daedline to enter is January 22nd so head over (and come back).
Invest it Wisely has a review and giveaway of the book, We Have Met the Enemy. Enter by January 25th for your chance to own a copy.
Realized Returns is giving away a Kindle or Amazon card of equal value and has lots of way to earn entries. This giveaway closes January 31st.
Want help getting fit? SimpleVesting has a copy of the book, 4 Hour Body, that will be given away February 28th!
Carnivals and Round-ups
Totally Money Blog Carnival – Inaugural Edition @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Festival of Frugality – Craigslist Edition @ Cash Money Life
Carnival of Seasonal Finance – Inaugural Edition @ Wealth Informatics
Canadian Finance Carnival #18 @ Canadian Finance Blog
Yakezie Carnival: 2011 Fortune Cookie Edition@ Well Heeled Blog
First Round Up of 2011 @ Money Cone
Goals Galore @ The Millionaire Nurse Blog
The 5 am Cup of Team – Roundup Edition @ Not Made of Money
Goals Update and Weekly Round-up #3 @ Life and My Finances
Weekend Reading: The New Year Begins @ Invest It Wisely
Wealth in Life: Patience Leads to Success Part 2 @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance