Round Up

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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Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell

I'm a business owner, blogger, father, and husband. I used credit cards too much and found myself in over $50,000 in debt. I paid it off, started this blog, and my financial life has changed. I now talk about fighting debt and growing wealth here. I run a blog management company, along with another blog. It is Empowered Shopper, which helps people get information about products they want to buy. You can also check out Eyes on the Dollar, which is a great blog that I co-own.


  1. November 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    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!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm — Reply

      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. November 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the link love! I’ll be staying in too but probably not shopping at all. :)

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm — Reply

      You are most welcome. Enjoy relaxing!

  3. November 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    The only kind of Black Friday shopping that’s worth it is online. The rest is too much of a pain!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm — Reply

      I agree. Thanks for stopping by Gillian

  4. November 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    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

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm — Reply

      No matter where you are, Black Friday shopping is out of hand. Glad you made it and you are welcome CBB.

  5. Sicorra@TacklingOurDebt
    November 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    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!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Sicorra. No everyone in the US gets two days off, but I sure do and love it.

  6. November 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the mention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Holly. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  7. November 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    thank you for the mention Grayson, enjoy your e-black Friday!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Pauline. I did enjoy my Black Friday!

  8. November 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the mention!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Michelle. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. November 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    Thanks for including me! Have a great weekend weekend and hope your online shopping is successful!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm — Reply

      You are most welcome Catherine. My online shopping was very successful.

  10. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy
    November 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the link love. Looks like I am in fine company!

    • Grayson
      November 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Jennifer. I feel in fine company as well.

  11. November 24, 2012 at 1:46 am — Reply

    Thanks for adding John’s guest post. It was really good. Have a great weekend.

    • Grayson
      November 24, 2012 at 11:25 am — Reply

      You are most welcome Kim. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. November 24, 2012 at 10:34 am — Reply

    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 :)

    • Grayson
      November 24, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

      You are welcome Deacon. I have the ability to reduce my work load from home, so that is what I do most of the time. Have a good rest of the weekend.

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    December 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    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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