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Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 11/23/2012

I have a love/hate relationship with short work weeks.  On one hand, I don’t have to work a full week and that is always great.  On the other, I will have to catch up with my work once I get back in the office.  This double-edged sword always gets me near the holidays, but I can’t do anything about it, so I tend to enjoy it.  This week as many of you know is Thanksgiving/Black Friday, so everyone is a little crazy.  Either stumbling around from a food coma, or enduring a crazy lust for the newest toy at the best price.  This week is one of the craziest and I am glad that I am enjoying my Black Friday shopping in front of my computer with free shipping of course.  I will watch all of the people trample each other on the news.  If I need to get something, I will go out and purchase it after the door buster sales have expired.

While this week has been short, there has been no shortage of great blog posts from fellow personal finance bloggers. The holiday’s are a time when we have to write more than ever.  People are wanting more tips to save on gifts, services, and deal with all other aspects of personal finance.  This is the time of the year when personal finance blogs are humming.  As usual, I have a list of some great blog posts and if you like them, then please share with others.  Thank you all and I hope you enjoy this week’s round up.

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I am an average Joe, who built up over $50,000 worth of credit card debt and had to learn how to break it back down. It took 4 years of learning budgets, secrets, and many other personal finance tricks in order to cut the debt to $0. Now, I push to teach others not only how to get out of debt, but how to use credit wisely and how to start growing their wealth. You can view my other site, Sprout Wealth for ways to grow your money. I am also a freelance personal finance writer who provides staff writing and ghost writing services.


  1. Thanks so much for the mention Grayson! Being self-employed we don’t always get to take advantage of short weeks, but then again we do get to make our own schedule. :) Have a great weekend!
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, I Ate Too Much Turkey EditionMy Profile

    • You are welcome John. I have been self-employed before and I know what you mean. I don’t think I ever had a short week being self-employed. I hope you enjoy your weekend as well.

  2. Thanks for the link love! I’ll be staying in too but probably not shopping at all. :)
    Budget and the Beach recently posted..Link Love/Week in Review 11/23/12My Profile

  3. The only kind of Black Friday shopping that’s worth it is online. The rest is too much of a pain!
    Gillian @ Money After Graduation recently posted..Bad jobs I worked before I started my careerMy Profile

  4. We got a bit of a peak at Black Friday Shopping yesterday and I honestly could not believe what I saw. There were no parking spaces, had to park in another lot, the place was jammed and carts were piled high. I went in to pick up some t-shirts on sale for a Christmas gift and the only time I was wishing for express checkout and there were none… Thanks for the mention Grayson! Mr.CBB
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Reader Question: Homemade or Store Bought~ Which is Cheaper?My Profile

  5. Sicorra@TacklingOurDebt

    Hey Grayson, Thanks so much for the include this week! Much appreciated! I love the way the US gets two days off work for Thanksgiving. Enjoy yourself!
    Sicorra@TacklingOurDebt recently posted..Friday’s Circle of Friends – November 23My Profile

  6. Thank you for the mention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..Toys ‘R Us Corporate Policy: Stealing?!?My Profile

  7. thank you for the mention Grayson, enjoy your e-black Friday!
    Pauline recently posted..THANK YOU!!! And you too, Mr President…My Profile

  8. Thanks for the mention!
    Michelle recently posted..Stay Frugal This WinterMy Profile

  9. Thanks for including me! Have a great weekend weekend and hope your online shopping is successful!
    Catherine recently posted..Weekly Reads: 23.11.12My Profile

  10. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy

    Thank you for the link love. Looks like I am in fine company!
    Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy recently posted..Cripes. Nearly Our Entire Family Emergency Savings Got Gobbled UpMy Profile

  11. Thanks for adding John’s guest post. It was really good. Have a great weekend.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Leftover Turkey RecipeMy Profile

  12. Thanks for the mention! I know what you mean about a short work week being like a double edge sword. In order to lessen the work load when I go back on Monday, I decided to work a few hours on Friday. The office was virtually empty so I was able to get a lot done. Have a great weekend and I hope your work load isn’t too crazy when you go back in on Monday :)
    Deacon recently posted..Why You Should Be Rethinking Black FridayMy Profile

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    I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and I can not agree with you more than black friday shopping from home. You can get so much more done then standing in line for 4 hours. I also completely agree with the double edge sword of short weeks. That first or second day off is nice until its time to go back, and you think of how much work has piled up. Thanks for the great blog and happy holidays.
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