Happy Friday everyone! This week we continue with another edition of Finance Fox Weekend Recap and the continuation of our 2 year blogiversary giveaway. I don’t know about your month of December, but mine has flown by thus far. It’s been a fast paced month as the year winds down to a close. I am still getting pulled in all directions at work, but it’s to be expected during the holiday season. I am also another week closer to having sometime off from work – our last day will be December 21st, and we get back to the grind in the new year. This should give me ample time to catch up on my posts, and even get a little ahead. Like any other week, this week was no different in terms of great posts from so pretty incredible bloggers. So, here’s another edition of Finance Fox’s Weekend Recap and I hope you enjoy this one as much as the previous ones!
The 2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway Continues!
In commemoration of celebrating two successful years of blogging, I wanted to give a little back by holding my two year blogiversary just in time for Christmas.Thanks to all of you who have stopped by and shared some very nice words, and thoughts of encouragement. Seeing comments like that, makes blogging that much more enjoyable. For the rest of you who haven’t entered the giveaway, please stop by and enter. There are quite a few prizes up for grabs, and it doesn’t hurt to throw your name into the draw. Click here to enter!
This Week’s Personal Finance Reads
Debt Roundup – Last week I talked about No Minimum Monday, which happened in Canada on December the 10th. This week, the U.S. is having free shipping day. Grayson breaks is down well for all of you who might be looking to wrap up your Christmas shopping.
Club Thrifty – Greg talks about the importance of guarding your personal information from corporate interests, because it seems everybody is trying to pry your personal information from you these days.
Frugal Rules – What’s your view on holiday tipping, do you give to everyone or to no one at all? Here’s a frugal person’s view on tipping during the holiday season.
Krant Cents – Nearly half of Americans will be broke in retirement! They will rely solely on Social Security to support themselves without any immediate savings.
See Debt Run – When you make the commitment to get control of your finances, one of the first things that you have to do is to take a no-holds-barred look at your budget. Here’s how you can improve your budget drastically improve your cash flow today.
Financial Samurai – If you can develop your relationship building skills, I strongly believe you will increase your chances of getting what you want. If you no longer feel your job is the right fit for you, you should consider employing a strategy called it’s not you it’s me and leave gracefully.
Blonde on a Budget – Here’s what happens when you pay down $11,000 worth of debt, and your credit score drops 37 points. WTF? The credit scoring system is not meant for granting credit, but used for it anyways. Cait sums it up well in her 2012 review.
Passive Cleaning Income – The downside of sales is any industry, whether you’re selling yourself, your service or a product is cold calling – it can become demoralizing pretty quickly. Here’s how to become better at cold calling and have total sales success.
Za Vas – An interesting comparison of Bosnia Herzegovina to Canada – a country of 3.4 million people in comparison to a country of 34 million.
One Smart Dollar – Mortgage rates are at all time low, so if there’s a right time when you should refinance your mortgage, and if your loan meets the criteria, now may be the right time.
Canadian Budget Binder – There are many winter vehicle maintenance jobs you need to do to get your vehicle ready for the cold seasonal temperatures. Ignoring your winter auto care is only asking for trouble which leads to money and time lost. Here’s how winter vehicle maintenance can cost you less in the long run.
Eyes on the Dollar – Paying off debt feels darn good. Here’s a feel good story on debt and what it feels like to be $30,000 less in debt.
iHeart Budgets – Do you remember the first time you held a $1 bill? Do you remember when you owned your first $1 bill? Do you ever reflect back and ask yourself on the meaning of a dollar to you?
Thanks for stopping by and being part of this weekend’s Finance Fox Weekend Recap. We hope you enjoyed this week’s awesome reads, and see us again right here next weekend where we’ll do it all over again.
Enjoy your weekend.