Weekly Reads 06.12.12

Christmas Tree 2011

Another week done. It’s been a crazy one, trying to get the house finally decorated and organize all the details for our Christmas get together next week. Life is about to really speed up!

I’ve started writing over at Kids Ain’t Cheap once a week so pop on over and give us some love!

I’m super happy with how my Alexa is dropping. It took 6 weeks to break the 200k mark (from 12million) and I’m inching closer and closer to the 100k mark. I’d love to break it by the New Year, although I feel like that may be a lofty goal.

This was a fun week blogging, I participated in Siccora’s Christmas Memories mini-carnival which was loads of fun. If you haven’t yet please head on over and check out all the blog posts!

I also co-hosted a giveaway (which is still going on!) so make sure you enter to WIN $100 CASH (or Amazon gift card). Who doesn’t love cash-money?! My readers certainly do, so ENTER!

Here are a few of my favorite posts from this week:

Greg from Club Thrifty questions how much money is enough.

John from Frugal Rules has a guest post about slashing years off your mortgage.

Kim, Eyes on the Dollar, has a guest post from Money Master Mom about purchases matching your values.

Anne from Unique Gifter has a wicked post containing over 400 stocking-stuffer ideas!

See Debt Run did a post about their journey to debt freedom, they’re so close!!

I loved iHeartBudgets post about the cash envelope system.

Our Freaking Budget  has a funny post about milk expiration…where to draw the line.

Happy Weekend 🙂


  1. Thanks for including my guest post at Eyes on the Dollar.
    Mandy @ MoneyMasterMom recently posted..Our Family Expenses for November 2012My Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention Catherine! Great work on the Alexa by the way! There’s about three weeks in the year, so you may be able to bring it down to 100k.
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Christmas is in Two Weeks Edition!My Profile

  3. Thank you for the mention! And good luck on your new writing job…..I’ll make sure to check it out!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The VIP Club Roundup – 12th EditionMy Profile

  4. It’s a crazy time of year, but the best kind of crazy! I look forward to reading more from your blog in the future. Thanks for the mention!

  5. Why thank you 🙂
    Anne @ Unique Gifter recently posted..Stupid Stuff on AmazonMy Profile

  6. Those are good reads. Congrats on getting the ranking down below 200k and good luck with the 100k barrier. I am going to check out Kids Ain’t Cheap because that is about to be a big part of my life. Have a good weekend.
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/7/2012My Profile

  7. Have a good weekend, Catherine. Your tree from last year was quite lovely. And you are killing it with your Alexa rankings. Keep plugging away. (I bet you reach your goal!) 🙂
    Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy recently posted..The Vagaries of LifeMy Profile

  8. How do you find the time to post here and on another blog? I thought about starting up another blog with my brothers, but I just can’t commit the time.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..MPB – Pool Room Posts #7My Profile

  9. Justin@TheFrugalPath says:

    Wow congrats on the Alexia ranks. Once I broke 300k mine slowed down dramatically. Keep it up I’m sure that you’ll reach your mark before you know it.
    Justin@TheFrugalPath recently posted..Friday’s Fork in the Path: What’s Worse? Exam or PresentationMy Profile

  10. Congrats on lowering your Alexa ranking so quickly. I think it took me like 6 months to get under 200K 😛 Maybe for one of your new year resolutions you can aim for under 50K in 2013? 😉
    Liquid recently posted..Gay People Are Smart With Their MoneyMy Profile

  11. 2011’s tree looked pretty good! Got one of this years?
    Savvy Scot recently posted..Change Your Life – Step 8 Become Better with MoneyMy Profile


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