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The holidays are a time filled with stress, family, love, charity, and you name it. Why not take a moment to sit back, relax, and read tips from personal finance bloggers to make your holidays a bit brighter.
My favorite “feel good” tip, take a moment to write down in a special place the things, people, and experiences that you are grateful for every day. Your mood is bound to be uplifted.
Gift Card Advice: 802 Reasons Why Cash is a More Thoughtful Gift from Len Penzo dot com. Cash really is the perfect gift; correct color and correct size!
Mainstream Mom writes about the 5 Most Extravagant Gifts. This post is just pure holiday entertainment. For those who want even more, her blog is filled with downloads and great free resources.
Ashley Jacobs of Wise Bread writes a guide for all, How to Not Gain Weight During the Holidays. I hope it’s not too late for me.
7 Deadly Holiday Money Sins from Free Money Finance reminds us how to stay financially solvent during this hectic and expensive time. The advice is timeless.
Don’t Multitask; It’s a Productivity Killer at Amateur Asset Allocator, although not a “traditional” holiday article, the advice here will serve you well during the the crazy season.
13 Awesome Money Saving Sites at Wise Bread by co founder Greg Go. Perfect for holiday saving, classic ideas to keep more of your hard earned cash.
How to Choose the Best Charity at Moolanomy by Kevin Mulligan is perfect for keeping the focus of the holidays where it belongs, on giving. I personally love Charity Navigator for researching charities and automating our giving.
The Smart Consumers Guide to a Sane and Affordable Holiday at Financial Mentor. Wonderful synopsis of the whole “holiday shopping thing.”
3 Powerful Ways to Decrease Financial Stress at Watson, Inc. Shawn has a unique and depthful take on every topic he approaches. And who isn’t looking for less stress?
Top Tips for Holiday Credit Card Spending, by Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents. These tips are good for the holidays and year round. And don’t forget to check out Jeff’s other blog at Soldier of Finance.
8 Easy Ways to Put Some Extra Cash in Your Pocket at Girls Just Want to Have Funds. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t want some extra cash!
Step back in time to read Will Chen’s (from Wise Bread, of course) What are You Thankful For. There’s a special treat at the end, sure to make you feel wealthy.
Here’s a holiday gift for all you bloggers out there from Problogger; easy tips to boost your traffic at, How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic (and What I Did to Grow it to 3000 Visitors a Day).
This article will make this and future holidays better. Financial Procrastination, Paying the Price at Boomer and Echo. The difference between do it now or do it later can mean tens of thousands of dollars.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE
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