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A Merry Christmas Roundup

It seemed wrong to publish a Frugal Friday post today as it’s Christmas. As my regular readers are aware, I’m visiting the big Apple with my daughter for a few days and so today I’d like to offer an early Roundup, The Christmas Edition.


At Get Rich Slowly, staff blogger Baker asks the readers, “Do You Buy Christmas Gifts For Your Spouse?” This question drew quite a few comments, lot of people on tight budget, kids are the priority.

Tough Money Love offers some Christmas Signs of the Goofy Consumer. No argument from me. Yes, it seems it will be a very Snuggie Christmas this year.

Lynnae posts her Christmas Movie Top 10. What do you mean the remade Miracle on 34th Street? I like the list, but this is just wrong….

On Bible Money Matters, Shawanda Greene gust posts 5 Ways To Give More And Spend Less This Christmas, in which she takes a difference stance on Christmas giving, rejecting consumerism 100%. Instead she offers 5 different ideas for giving with charity and good deeds in mind, thus the title.


At No Debt Plan, Kevin says Go Radical and Let This Christmas Change Your Life Permanently.Kevin focuses on how financial freedom can bring you closer to a stress-free life. The first step towards this goal is to get spending under control, starting with this annual spending spree.

Mrs. Micah tells us Don’t Get a Title Loan for Christmas Presents. Maybe I don’t watch enough late night TV, but I’ve been fortunate to not even have heard of this till now.

Weakonomics takes a crack at The Science Behind Christmas: Jesus. I think I’ll pass, this post speaks for itself.

My fellow Money Maven, Jeff at Deliver Away Debt, offers us a look at how to plan for next year with Christmas 2010 on a Budget.

Last, is My Life ROI’s 8 Christmas Savings Ideas. I’ll take it as sign of the times that this year most personal finance bloggers are focusing on reducing spending and not things they wish to buy.

(If you can’t tell, the top image is a Star Wars themed nativity scene. I know. Sorry.)

I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas.


  • Lynnae December 25, 2009, 7:34 pm

    Merry Christmas! And thanks for the link!

  • JOE January 11, 2010, 11:41 pm

    It’s never too late to say thanks. And thank you for stopping by! Happy ’10!

  • Shawanda January 11, 2010, 11:36 pm

    I know I’m really late, but thanks for linking to that blog post I wrote at Bible Money Matters.

    And uh, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    I know. I’m still late.

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