So winter might not be truly here for all of you around the world…but here in the southeast at Money for College Project HQ, it sure feels like it!
We got back from our cruise where we enjoyed 85 degree average temps, to a balmy 35 degrees and rainy. Not exactly the best welcome home present. Beyond that, we had to get our furnace serviced so we have spent 2 of the past few days without any heat. I now 35 degrees might seem like a summer heat wave compared to many of you, but for us here in the south it’s cold!!
However, the cold weather does seem to get everyone in the holiday spirit, and Christmas lights and decorations have been springing up around our neighborhood all week.
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 22 days away, but indeed it is. I hope you enjoy these links as you prepare for the upcoming Christmas season, and cold winter temps!
Money for College Project
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/11/19/top-20-christmas-gifts-for-college-students-2011/” color=”red”] Top 20 Christmas Gifts for College Students[/button] This has become far and away my most popular post I have ever written. It was a lot of fun because these are all gifts I would love to receive (although many of them are quite extravagant). This post has also been climbing up the google search engines in a fury, which has been a lot of fun to see.
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/11/29/my-carnival-cruise-a-lesson-in-wealth-distribution/” color=”red”] My Carnival Cruise[/button] Many of you know that I just got back from my first Carnival cruise. It was a unique experience, and one that I will probably share more about in the coming weeks.
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/11/30/understanding-your-financial-aid-package/” color=”red”] My Carnival Cruise[/button] Understanding your financial aid award letter is a tough thing to do. The video in this post gives a very simple explanation of what goes into this letter, and how it can be easily understood.
Awesome Articles You Need to Read
[button link=”http://www.adventure-journal.com/2011/12/declination-the-pakistan-traffic-apocalypse/”] Traffic Apocalypse: Pakistan[/button] Talk about a living nightmare! Traffic gridlock in the middle of Pakistan, after Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. This article rings true after seeing the traffic in the countries I visited on my cruise, and I can only imagine how this must have been. As much as red lights bug me and kill my fuel mileage, I suppose they have a good use.
[button link=”http://www.budgetinginthefunstuff.com/november-2011-blog-statistics/”] BiFS November Monthly Report[/button] Once again Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff rocks it with another killer month in revenue. Definitely one of the best in the personal finance arena as she is truly killing it!
[button link=”http://artofmanliness.com/2011/11/29/how-to-choose-the-perfect-survival-knife/”] How to Choose Perfect Survival Knife[/button] Art of Manliness once again delivers a great article on how to choose the perfect survival knife. Not everyone will enjoy a post like this, but if you in the market for a survival knife (who isn’t?) then this post will make you happy.
[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2011/11/30/no-spend-november-results/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – No Spend November[/button]
[button link=”http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2011/12/01/9-money-saving-reasons-to-garden/” color=”green”] The Millionaire Nurse – Why Garden?[/button]
[button link=”http://dailymoneyshot.net/these-side-hustles-are-not-for-me/” color=”green”] Daily Money Shot – Weird Side Hustles[/button]
[button link=”http://www.moneybeagle.com/2011/12/dont-forget-to-check-for-promo-codes.html” color=”green”]Money Beagle – Always Check for Promo Codes[/button]
[button link=”http://knsfinancial.com/hostgator-black-friday-2011-deal-save-on-web-hosting/” color=”green”] KNS FInancial – Black Friday Host Gator[/button]
[button link=”http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/greed-and-violence-a-black-friday-tradition/” color=”green”] Bucksome Boomer – Greed and Violence[/button]
[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/learn-to-invest/how-to-develop-an-exit-strategy-before-you-enter-a-trade/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – Have an Exit Strategy[/button]
[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=159″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Will Work for Food[/button]
[button link=”http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/12/different-types-of-loans.html” color=”green”] My Personal Financial Journey – Different Types of Loans[/button]