Sunday Round-up for December 19, 2010

Sunday Round-up for December 19, 2010

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. 

Dividend Monk took the time to share with us “3 Major Dividend Toymakers.”  His analyses are always great, so if don’t already soak up his advice like a sponge, take a moment to check this post out.

Over at Dagmar’s Momsense blog, she shared her reflections in “Remembering Christmas and Winter in Germany.”  It’s always interesting to experience holiday’s from the view of a different country.

Likewise, Aloysa offered us a look at her past in “My Life without Christmas.”  Can you imagine celebrating Christmas in secret?

While you’re thinking about Christmas and the –isms in life, check out “Credit Card Use and Materialism,” a post over at CreditCardsCanada.

Since your mind is now in Canada using a credit card (or not), head over to Canadian Finance Blog.  They shared a great guest post, “Use a Credit Card for Overseas Spending This Holiday Season.”

Now, unless you plan on adding lots of travel expenses in your holiday budget, heed the advice of Money Reason.  He lets us in on how he uses “Technology to Optimize Christmas Shopping.”

Now, we’ve talked a lot about spending money during Christmas.  So, why not take a look at “Servicing Your Wealth—Cashing in on Christmas” by Money Cactus.  That sounds like an excellent idea to me!

Not Christian, but still into Christmas?  You’re not alone.  WealthPilgrim comes clean with “I Love Christmas—Please Don’t Tell My Rabbi.”  The post is a segment of his “Friday Links.”

There were many other great posts out there this last week, but I really wanted to zero in on the holidays.  If you aren’t so inclined, however, here are some other great posts to check out:

Balance JunkieIs China Different? (Part 3 of a series on China)

Money Cone:   How to Track Your Student Loans (note:  “Track,” not “Pay off.”)

Ultimate Money BlogMoney is Worthless (This one really hit home to me.  Remember A Lesson in Thanksgiving?  That lesson doesn’t go away; it just becomes more potent with time.)

Retireby40Is 30 Dollars Worth Dealing with an Expense Report?  Good point.

Invest it Wisely5 Responsible Ways to Use Credit Cards  Good advice.

This last week at MomVesting:

Blog Carnivals we participated in:

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Money Reasons wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 07:11 Comment #: 1

Great lineup!

Thanks for the mention!

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MoneyCone wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 13:15 Comment #: 2

Glad I made it! Thanks Jessica!

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Balance Junkie wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 14:16 Comment #: 3

Nice roundup! Thanks for including me this week. :)

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Mrs. Money wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 20:38 Comment #: 4

Thanks so much for the link love! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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Aloysa wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 21:35 Comment #: 5

We are not wrapping gifts. We put them in the bags. LOL It is faster.

Thank you for including My Life Without Christmas!

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 22:50 Comment #: 6

Great lineup; and I've enjoyed Balance Junkie's China series. Thanks for sharing!

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Shaun wrote:

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 23:17 Comment #: 7

Hey Jessica,

Thanks for the mention, great list as usual! I'm hoping I can find a way to repay you this week, I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 18:02 Comment #: 8

@ Everybody! ;-) Thanks, guys! I'm glad you all liked the lineup. I'm sorry I didn't get you responded to sooner. My husband and I went out of town to get away before all the family starts pouring in. LOL

@Mrs. Money: Hi! I'm so glad you joined us! :) Thanks for stopping by to comment.