Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #25

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #25

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:

I'm OCD about straight Christmas lights. This house passes the test.

I’m OCD about straight Christmas lights. This house passes the test.

How was YOUR week before Christmas?

Carnivals:

Pretty sure the last time I submitted to a Carnival, people were wearing acid wash jeans and denim jackets….

Mentions:

There are other, very cool blogs who have been generous enough to mention iHeartBudgets on their sites.  Anyone else who loves me as much as these people do, feel free to mention me as well to join the elite list below!

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

Work Save Live mentioned me in Personal Finance Week in Review #43

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 Money5 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 BinderBudget-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas For The Home

Frugal RulesFind Financial Freedom Through Debt Management

Student Debt Survivor5 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!

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Comments

  1. Funny we have the same quality about us when it comes to budgets and straight Christmas lights. If there’s one thing that does my head in is when I see crooked or missing lights on a house. There is, no word of a lie, one house in our neighbourhood where I stood outside with Mrs.CBB and counted how many bulbs were missing (for a joke of course. I was like, why bother.. anyhow..it’s all festive… :-) Thanks for the mention and hopes she’s feeling better now! Power tools are fun, must show us what you made with them! Happy Holidays to you and your family Jacob!! Mr.CBB
    Canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..A Beginners Guide to Early RetirementMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention! I hope you have a very merry Christmas as well!
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..Personal Finance Round Up, Mentions and Carnivals #35My Profile

  3. I think my 5 year old has the OCD about Christmas lights as well. We did our annual light viewing drive last night and she had to count and write down all the houses with lights. Maybe she is a budding accountant? Thanks for the mention.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #18-Toy Pony EditionMy Profile

  4. Thank you for the mentions. I really appreciate it. My week before Christmas has just been a bunch of waiting. My son is to arrive any day, literally. We are just waiting and hoping he comes before the new year. I hope you have a great holiday!
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..4 Mortgage Changes Coming in 2013My Profile

  5. Thankfully I don’t have OCD…..lol ;)
    Thanks for the mention, really appreciate it. Happy holidays and stay safe!
    Eddie recently posted..Finance Fox Weekend Reading: Another Media Mention and I’m Turning a Year Older!My Profile

  6. Thanks so much for mentioning us! Merry Christmas!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The VIP Club Roundup – 14th EditionMy Profile

  7. Thanks for the mention! I hope you don’t judge the lights on my house – I’d fail!
    My Money Design recently posted..What I Want for ChristmasMy Profile

  8. Thanks so much for the include. We don’t have lights on the outside of our place because we have a condo, but we do have electric candles in our windows. Merry Christmas!
    KK @ Student Debt Survivor recently posted..My New Year’s Resolution: Spend More MoneyMy Profile

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your fam!
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..5 Jobs that Require Working on ChristmasMy Profile

  10. I like the large light bulbs on the lights that are on the roof. We haven’t put any up (ever) but I think if we try it next year we’ll go with the larger lights.

    I hope you have a great Christmas and I hope your son is feeling better!
    WorkSaveLive recently posted..How to Decide What Financially Matters in the New YearMy Profile

  11. I like to see straight lines, too. So, you picked a good house with straight Xmas lights. I hope you enjoyed your Xmas.:-)
    Ornella @ Moneylicious recently posted..Why do people spend money around Christmas?My Profile

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