Its approaching the end of the month again, (man, time flies when you run a blog) which means its time for another list of excellent reads that I’ve enjoyed this month. Running this monthly post is quickly becoming a fun time for me. This is mainly because I get to share with my readers all the great blogs out in cyberspace, that they may have overlooked during their busy schedule.
With Thanksgiving over, it is now the Christmas season, which is by far my favorite time of year. It is especially enjoyable with little kids who are now beginning to understand the whole Christmas tradition as well as the ‘true meaning’ of Christmas – which is of particular importance in my home. If you have little ones, you know that there is little else more adorable than seeing your children get excited about Christmas and want to bless others with their gifts.
With the Christmas season now in full swing, my wife and I are really looking forward to this weekend where we will re-start our Christmas tradition of enjoying a classy dinner and a theater show around the holidays. While living in Texas as a couple of DINKs, we ran this tradition for 5 years straight by always seeing the “Christmas Carol” at the Dallas Theater Center. (If you live in Dallas, this is an absolute blast and I highly recommend it.)
For us this year, we will be seeing a Christmas show, but unfortunately it won’t be the “Christmas Carol”. Either way, I’m still looking forward to it and hope it becomes a tradition once again.
Now onto the great reads…
Great Reads of the Month in no Particular Order
- Club Thrifty – The Amazing Power of Debt
- Club Thrifty – Things I’d Rather Hire Somebody Else to Do
- Frugal Rules – How to Save for Retirement, in a Picture
- Frugal Rules – 4 Minutes that Changed My Life Forever
- iHeartBudgets – What to Expect In A Financial Advisor
- iHeartBudgets – Black Friday: The Saddest Day of The Year
- Making Sense of Cents – Stay Frugal This Winter
- Making Sense of Cents – My $38,000 Student Loan Payoff Plan
- See Debt Run – Time: Holding On Won’t Slow It Down
- See Debt Run – How Vegetarians Do “Turkey Day”
- Pelican on Money – Secret Formula for Living Comfortably
- Pelican on Money – Loss
- Modest Money – Is Banking Transparency Possible?
- Modest Money – Accepting the Value of an Emergency Fund
- Work Save Live – 4 Keys to Achieving Financial Peace
- Work Save Live – How to Get the Most Out of Your Employees
- Free Money Finance – The Key Numbers That Make or Break Your Retirement Security
- One Smart Dollar – How to Talk About Money with Your Partner
- One Smart Dollar – 7 Quick Winter Prep Tips
- Monster Piggy Bank – 6 Things You Should Be Spending Money On
- Monster Piggy Bank – Buying Land and Building a House – Part 1
- Financial Samurai – When is the Best Time of the Month or Year to Refinance A Mortgage
- Financial Samurai – Never Go To The Car Dealer for Service
- Money Life and More – How Much a Cheap Cruise Really Costs
- My Money Design – Struggling to Buy Presents? Try These Christmas Gift Ideas for Her
- My Money Design – My Nine Year Old Daughter Received a Credit Card Offer
- Man Vs Debt – Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Joan’s Mid-November Financial Update
- Man Vs Debt – Spencer and Laura’s Success Story: Moving to Costa Rica with 2 Children
- SavvyScot – Do young People need to Think Differently about Retirement
- SavvyScot – An Exciting Passive Income
- Yakezie Network – To Grow Your Blog Beware of Groupthink
- Doggone Thrifty – Learning to appreciate the simple life
- Narrow Bridge Finance – Should I Max My 401(k) or my Roth First?
- Narrow Bridge Finance – How to Set a Savings Goal
- Faith and Finance – 20 Beautiful Homemade Christmas Gifts
- Blue Collar Workman – Is Your Family Time For Sale?
- Blue Collar Workman – The Downside of Mailing Paychecks Home
- Eyes on the Dollar – Reasons to Love Your Used Car
- Eyes on the Dollar – Does it Make Sense to pay Off the Mortgage Early
- Reach Financial Independence – How to Reduce Payments on your Debt
- Reach Financial Independence – Little House in Guatemala, Week 4
- Average Joe’s Money Blog – 6 Wacky Ways to Sell Your House Fast
- Average Joe’s Money Blog – Having “The Talk”: Another Awkward Holiday Dinner Conversation
- Simple Debt Free Finance – 30 Somethings Worried Most About Retirement
- Simple Debt Free Finance – Best Prepaid Credit Card for Kids to Learn Financial Literacy
- Grown Up and Stuff – Should you Share Finances with your Partner
- Grown Up and Stuff – 5 Things we both know you’re paying too much for
- The Frugal Path – Live Below Your Means: The Key to Freedom
- The Frugal Path – Couponing 101: The Coupon Binder
- Free in Ten Years – December Challenge: Save Hot Water
- Free in Ten Years – How I made $350 selling Junk
I hope you spend some time this weekend enjoying these great reads and checking out their blogs in general. A couple of these blogs I’ve just discovered this month and I’m now starting to follow on a weekly basis, as well as add to my ‘Must Visit Blogs’ page.
I’m always amazed at how talented some of my fellow bloggers are, and how much I can learn by just reading their articles. As always, thank you for making my life ‘richer’ by your blog posts, and for your consistent comments and social media shares of frugal habits.
Now its time to leave you with a funny video, to bring December in with a smile