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Weekend Scoop: Whitney Houston Edition

by Kay Lynn

My husband and I were watching a movie at home yesterday when a news alert popped up on my phone (yes I’m one of those who can’t leave the phone alone).  I didn’t want to believe it and started saying, “oh, no” over and over.

I quickly checked news sites which confirmed the awful truth.  Whitney Houston had died.

It’s hard when stars who have been part of your pop culture for decades pass away, but even worse when they’re too young.  Today, I’m going to celebrate the music Whitney gave us.  Here’s the first song I remember from her and although she was great on ballads, I need the lightness of this video today.

Recommended Reading

Consumerism Commentary asks Are You Concerned about the Very Poor?  Great article and even better discussion in the comments!

We are always teaching our kids, intended or not, about money.  Budgeting in the Fun Stuff has a great guest post about What My Parents Taught Me About Finance.

Prairie Eco Thrifter shares 5 ways to make a difference against world hunger.  This is my favorite cause and I support Feeding America.

Do you have balance between time and money in your life?  I like this approach from Hope to Prosper.

Carnivals and Roundups

Thanks to the following blogs that include Bucksome Boomer in their carnivals or roundups of great articles!
Festival of Frugality #322 @ My Personal Finance Journey
Link love (Powered by gravel roads and introspection)Musings of an Abstract Aucklander

Giveaways

The Ghirardelli chocolate giveaways aren’t over yet which is good since I haven’t won one yet :-) .  Enter at Mom’s Plans for the three-pack by February 20th.

Canadian Personal Finance Blog has 5 codes for TurboTax online.  I’m not sure if this is limited to Canada or not but enter by Valentine’s Day.

Would you like a Roku streaming player?  Enter at The Jenny Pincher for your chance.  Entries close tomorrow night.

The College Investor has a free copy of TurboTax Premier Edition for one lucky person.  Enter by February 25th.

Enter to win $101 in cash at Face and Fitness.  Get your entries in by March 31st.

Simple Investing is celebrating his blogiversary with over $1100 in prizes.  Entries close February 19th.

Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card at Thad’s Thoughts.  This one closes February 25th.

My Personal Finance Journey is giving away $71.20 to one lucky person and the same amount to charity.  Enter by February 29th (weird typing that date)!

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Kanwal Sarai @ Simply Investing February 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway, I really appreciate it!

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eemusings February 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

That’s my favourite Whitney song of all. Such a loss.

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Evan @ Smartwealth February 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

thank you for the inclusion.

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Maggie@SquarePennies February 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

What a voice. No one can sing “I Will Always Love You” like Whitney could. She will be so missed.

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Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey February 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Thanks so much for the mention of my giveaway and the Festival of Frugality!

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter February 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

I have never envied people in the spot light. You don’t end up living a normal life and there are lots of pressures you have to deal with.

It is so strange she too is no gone. It will take some time to get used to. She had amazing talent.

Thanks so much for including my article on world hunger. I really appreciate it. Awareness of the problem is the first step which is what I was trying to do with this post.

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