This week at Aloysa’s Kitchen Sink, Retirebyforty wrote up a guest post about a “Lesson from Bungy Jumping.”  All I can say is, Joe, you have a lot more courage than I do! 

On Retirebyforty’s own blog, he just posted another lesson we can all learn, “Investment Fundamental #10 – Start Early.” 

From men vs women to USA vs Australia, the blogosphere has been alive with a wide variety of subjects.  All of the articles were great this last week, and although it’s tempting to tie a lot of the posts together in another story-like round-up, I’ve decided to put you all in alphabetical order instead. 

So, Children, everyone get in line, keep your hands to yourself, eyes forward, and let’s walk through this week’s round-up:

When you're on the Titanic, you don't stop to scream at the iceberg, you lug the lifeboats. (~Debra from "Everybody Loves Raymond")

Growing up, one of the main lessons my father taught me was to keep going.  The "woe is me" attitude is a slipperly slope you just don't want to start going down.  Generally speaking, I heed that advice like it's my own personal lifeline.  This last weekend, however, that lifeline nearly shredded and broke. 

It's that time again!  There were plenty of great posts out in the blogosphere this last week.  I had a tough time narrowing down which ones to include into today's Round-up.  I hope everyone enjoys these as much as I did.

In "1000 Hours to a Slimmer, More Financially Fit You," Fabulously Broke lays out the keys to success, and speculates that one can create a good habit within 1000 hours.  Check it out and see if you agree.

From Looking Back to Looking Ahead

The time has finally arrived—the day that never comes:  Tomorrow.  We have surpassed the first decade of the 21st century and have now embarked on the next.  If you’re reading this, that means you’ve made it.  Congratulations and Happy New Year!  From recaps to resolutions, the Internet is now brimming with old regrets and new reasons for hope. 

Here are some of the posts you all shared.  I enjoyed reading them all.  Each of you offered unique sense of inspiration to continue on into the next year.

Funny thing, this whole Christmas fiasco: At a time we should be relaxing and remembering the true meaning of our lives, and how it surrounds us, instead we let the commercial side engulf us. Time is of the essence in so many important aspects of our lives. So, in honor of all the time-crunched individuals out there (including me), this weekly round-up is going to be short and succinct.

Here are some of my favorite posts I came across this week:

This weekend, I’m sure many of us are busy wrapping gifts and picking up for upcoming holiday gatherings.  So, to wrap up or start—depending on how you want to look at Sunday (the beginning of the week, or the end of the weekend), I gathered up this week’s holiday-related posts.  Hopefully, this will keep you going, and make the effort more enjoyable. 

With all the holiday spirit going around, it’s easy to forget that most breakups and divorces occur around this time of year.  So, while we’re watching our wallets, I figured I might mention a few tips on how to watch our hearts, as well.  Here are the posts I found to be inspirational in both regards:

The most wonderful time of the year will soon be upon us.  With snow falling, children giggling, horns honking, and roads icing, it’s time to take stock of where we’re at and where we want to be.  From vacations to disasters, this last week in the blogosphere proved to be quite entertaining for this reader. 

Here at MomVesting, we would like to help you take control of your finances and build your investments from the ground up.  So, without further ado, here’s how to accomplish that through other people’s blogs.  Thanks for doing the work for us! 

First, you need to get into the proper mindset of personal finances.  To do that, check out Dividend Monk’s reflection regarding a frugal mindset in Use it or Lose It.