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Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/7/2012

Happy Friday everyone.  I hope you all paid down some debts and saved some money this week.  I also hope that the first week of December treated you well.  I am still getting pulled in all directions at work, but it’s to be expected during the holiday season.  I am also another week closer to the expected arrival of baby debt wrangler.  Who knows when he will come, but my wife sure hopes it is soon!  This week has flown by, but I have still kept quite busy behind the scenes here at Debt Roundup.  This should also be a great week for a roundup as I have come across a few more blogs and am following more people.  So, here we go and I hope you enjoy this week’s roundup!

Personal Finance Blog List

Everyone seems to enjoy this list and it is only growing.  I added a few more blogs this week and I have more on the list to add this weekend.  I am a little behind on adding the screenshots of the newly added blogs, but I will catch those up this weekend.  Here are the links to both the list and the blog randomizer.

PF Blog List

PF Blog Randomizer

The Weekly Roundup Online Paper

This week’s addition has some great stories from around the personal finance community.  I really think you will enjoy it.  If you haven’t already, then please subscribe to the paper to get an email notification once it goes live.  It is only one email every Friday.

the weekly personal finance roundup

P.S. This is only the second week of this paper and it is going well.  I will continue to add great personal finance sources as time goes on.

The $100 Giveaway

I participated, along with many other personal finance blogger, in a great $100 giveaway.  You can win $100 either deposited to a Paypal account or on an Amazon gift card.  It is the winner’s choice.  You have until the 15th to enter and there are many chances to enter.  Check out the Grocery Savings Giveaway!

Modest Money is hosting a killer giveaway that includes prizes amounting to $500.  Check out his Big Money Giveaway!

Search Term of the Week

The search term this week is quite broad, but leaves my site wide open to help out the searcher…..

“any advice” – Why yes, I do have advice, but I could really use some guidance on what type of advice you are looking for.  Really?  Just any advice?

Great Personal Finance Articles for the Week

Here are the best and most helpful personal finance articles from this week.  There were so many to choose from and I hope I remember to get them all on here.  If you have time today or over the weekend, then please check out these great sites.  They are here to help you with your finances along with interacting with you.  I not only read articles from these sites, but I know many of them and they are truly great people to know.  This week’s list is a long one, so enjoy!

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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. December 7, 2012 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Thanks so much for including us, Grayson! Haha, love the search term of the week :)

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 10:55 am — Reply

      You are welcome Taylor. Keep up the good work. That search term made me laugh a bit.

  2. December 7, 2012 at 11:03 am — Reply

    Thanks for inclusion and hosting, I really appreciate it.

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 11:05 am — Reply

      You are most welcome. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

  3. December 7, 2012 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention Grayson! I can relate to being pulled in many ways with work. Our crazy busy time should die down in the next week or so and then it’ll be light for us until the first few weeks of the New Year, which will be nice. Have a great weekend!

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 11:44 am — Reply

      Sometimes it is not bad being pulled in multiple directions, but during the holiday’s it can hectic. We will be slowing down around the same time, but then the baby will be coming, so I won’t get a chance to really slow down. Oh well!

  4. Eddie
    December 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention Grayson! Christmas time is always a busy time for mostly everyone.

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Eddie. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. December 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    Thanks for including me! I can’t imagine how hectic the final weeks before a baby arrives must be! Any particular date you’re hoping for?

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm — Reply

      You are welcome. It has been hectic, but now it is just a waiting game. I think I have everything done, but my mind is not sure. The official date is 12/20, but who knows really.

  6. December 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    Wow…That is a huge list of good reads and a lot of work on your part. Thanks so much for the include! Relax while you can….baby will be here soon.

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm — Reply

      It is quite a large list, but they are all good reads. You are most welcome and I am trying to relax, but it’s hard to turn off my mind.

  7. December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Thanks for mentioning my post! Definitely appreciated.

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm — Reply

      You are most welcome Michelle!

  8. December 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    One week to go.. it’s like the countdown is really on now! Keep us up to date mate, I’m sure you’re excited! Thanks for the mention and enjoy your weekend.. I’m sure it will be busy real soon!!! Mr.CBB

    • Grayson
      December 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm — Reply

      Yes, the countdown is on, but of course it is all up to the little man to decide when he wants to make his grand entrance. You are welcome and I hope you enjoy your weekend as well.

  9. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy
    December 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the inclusion, it really is appreciated. Is Baby Grayson active in Mama’s belly? That little bugger can be preparing to come anytime now. :)

    • Grayson
      December 8, 2012 at 12:22 am — Reply

      You are welcome. The baby is moving like crazy and has been for some time. It is just a matter of time.

  10. December 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    Thanks so much for including me!

    • Grayson
      December 8, 2012 at 12:27 am — Reply

      You are welcome Catherine. I hope you have a good weekend.

  11. December 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the mention. You think you’re all ready for the new arrival but it will surprise you when he’s on his way.

    • Grayson
      December 8, 2012 at 12:29 am — Reply

      You are welcome Kim. I think you hit the nail on the head!

  12. December 8, 2012 at 1:57 am — Reply

    Thanks for including James’ post on my blog this week.
    I’m so excited for you and your partner! I hope it all goes well and there are no unexpected surprises.

    • Grayson
      December 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Glen and thank you for the kind words.

  13. December 9, 2012 at 10:12 am — Reply

    Thanks so much for the include. My sister’s due date was yesterday and still no sign of the little one. We don’t have kids yet, but I can already imagine how anxious the waiting will make me.

    • Grayson
      December 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm — Reply

      You are most welcome KK. I hope everything goes well with your sister.

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