iPad 3 Giveaway + $100 Giveaway
Yup, there’s still a chance to win an awesome iPad 3. You can start by following my blog using the subscribe to iHeartBudgets by email link for one entry (plus you’ll receive hand-delivered content every time I publish more amazingness here on my blog ). You can then check out the giveaway post for more ways to enter. You’ve only got until December 28th, so enter soon! And if you win, mane sure to set your homepage to iHeartBudgets 😉
We’ve also got a $100 cash giveaway going on through December 28th as well. The message for the post is about what to do when you don’t have enough money at the end of the month. So hopefully this $100 can give you a budget boost
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What Am I doing?
This week was definitely an adventure. For one, it was my first time away from my wife and son for more than a day. I had some technical training for work, and drive down to Oregon Sun – Thurs., and came back Thurs. night. Of course, right after I left, my son came down with the flu and Michelle had to take care of a sick baby who wouldn’t sleep by herself for three days. Needless to say, she was completely exhausted by the time I came home.
And now that we’re in the throes of the Christmas rush, we’ve got gift and wrapping paper everywhere! Michelle is ridiculously awesome, and is making a ton of gifts with her craft-magic, and I’m getting to use some power tools to help out, which is always a plus. We drove out and look at some Christmas lights, which is always fun, but with a tired baby, we ended up zipping through the neighborhoods and back hoping as fast as possible. Got one decent pic, though:
How was YOUR week before Christmas?
Pretty sure the last time I submitted to a Carnival, people were wearing acid wash jeans and denim jackets….
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Modest Money mentioned me in End of 2012 Blog Update
Debt Roundup mentioned me in Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/21/2012 | End of the World Edition
Evolving PF mentioned me in Weekly Update 43
Money Master Mom mentioned me in Weekend Roundup! Let’s get inspired!
Club Thrifty mentioned me in The VIP Club Roundup – 14th Edition
My Money Design mentioned me in What Do You Think is the Worst and Best Christmas Song?
Canadian Budget Binder mentioned me in Mr.CBB’s Blog Post Picks- Dec 21,2012- Christmas, Immigration and Miss Universe& The Saturday Weekend Review #10 December-White Christmas,Facebook $1 Fee
The Random Path mentioned me in Link Love: Christmas is Almost Here Edition!
Saving Advice mentioned me in Rafflecopter Cash Giveaway Project
Frugal Rules mentioned me twice in Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, the Clark W. Griswold Edition
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Eyes On The Dollar mentioned me in Can’t Take My eyes off these blogs #18 toy pony edition
The Frugal Path mentioned me in Friday’s Fork in the Path: Eleven Days Until Christmas
One Smart Dollar mentioned me in Personal Finance Week in Review for December 16
Thanks for the love, glad you enjoy reading my junk! If I missed anyone, feel free to send me some hate mail
What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.
Modest Money – 5 Holiday Shopping Tips to Reduce Stress & Save Time
Work Save Live – How Does Life Insurance Work?
Club Thrifty – The Difficulties of Shopping for My Wife
Canadian Budget Binder – Budget-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas For The Home
Frugal Rules – Find Financial Freedom Through Debt Management
Student Debt Survivor – 5 Reasons Women Deserve to Make Less Than Men
Money, Life and More – It’s a Wonderful Life
Making Sense of Cents – St. Thomas Pictures & oh yeah I’m ENGAGED!
Average Joe’s Money Blog – Year End Business Tax Planning – Stop Uncle Sam From Eating Your Lunch
Gen Y Finance – Understanding Capital Gains Distributions
Finance Fox – Will You Sending Your Boss a Holiday Card?
Eyes On The Dollar – My Best Financial Tip: Stop Being Afraid
Budgets Are Sexy – Would a Salary of $161,000 Make You Happiest?
Debt Roundup – 4 Mortgage Changes Coming in 2013
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!