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Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #7

It’s the end of the week again and time for another roundup. While the weather is beautiful right now, we had a taste of winter earlier this week. I work a few times a month at a satellite office in Telluride and have to drive over Lizard Head Pass to get there. Lizard Head is well over 10,000 feet, so when it rains at lower elevations, I often have to drive through snow. It was a bit slushy on my way home this week, and I noticed a truck off the road. Luckily everyone was OK, but the truck that went over the bank was not going anywhere. Turns out the stranded drivers lived less than a mile from me, and I was able to give them a ride home. Strange way to make new friends!

Giveaways you should check out:

Michelle at Making Sense of Sense  is on WordPress now and, to celebrate, is giving away $100 in Paypal cash!

Veronica at Pelican on Money got a new writer and is giving away 2 $25 PayPal cash prizes!

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff is giving away a Fincon Swag Bag and tomorrow is the last day to enter!

Eyes on the Dollar got around a bit this week. I had not one, but two guest posts. I love these guys for giving me the chance to write for their awesome blogs.

Fostering a Pet Can Make You Rich at Modest Money

Why Taking Care of Your Eyes is a Good Investment at Canadian Budget Binder

Eyes on the Dollar was also mentioned quite a bit. Thanks for the love! Please let me know if I missed someone.

Carnival of Money Pros-September 29 at Young and Thrifty

Finance Fox Weekend Recap-Vacation Recap, Being Sick, and Weekend Reading! at Finance Fox

End of September 2012 Favorite Blog Posts at Modest Money

Weekend Wind Down 9/22/2012-Terrible Scary Movies at My Money Design

How to Be Happy at Femme Frugality. It was the post of the fortnight, so check it out.

Quick Hits and Weekend Reading at Young Adult Money

Friday’s Circle of Friends-September 28 at Tackling Our Debt

Star Money Articles and Carnivals  for the Week of September 17 at Free Money Finance

Carnivals, Mentions, and Weekend Reading #31 at Work Save Live

Blog Post of the Fortnight by Femme Fruglity at The Free Financial Advisor/Average Joe’s Money Blog

Frugal Friday:Posts That Ruled This Week at Frugal Rules

Must Visit Blogs at Frugal Habits

Personal Finance Week in Review for September 23 at One Smart Dollar

And I just coudn’t take my eyes of these posts:

Teaching Kids About Money:Leading by Example at See Debt Run. I agree that you have to get the kids involved if  you don’t want them to apply for 14 credit cards when they go to college.

Why Being Out of Style is Cool at Club Thrifty. This makes me feel so much better about not being cool. If you have to wear a onesie, count me out.

Internet Savings Account-How to Choose the Right One at Tackling Our Debt. I like ING because they always have some promotion that gives you extra money.

What We Can Learn From Donald Trump at Young Adult Money. How to just let the hair go gracefully and avoid the comb over.

The Real Cost of Runnin a Blog Business at Modest Money. Time, time, time is my real cost. Shout out to Jeremy and his new job.

Are Credit Cards Really That Bad? from Frugal Rules. No they are not bad but not paying the bill off every month is truly heinous.

The Great Gift Cards Debate at L Bee and the Money Tree. Oh, Bonquiqui. You need to get your nose out of the air!

Don’t Neglect What is Truly Important at Frugal Habits. This is a great reminder to enjoy those we love.

Stop Buying the Hype: The Average Rate of Return isn’t What Your Really Earn at Work Save Live. I think I knew that but this post explains it really well.

When Credit Cards Can Get You Out of Debt at Savvy Scot. They don’t call him savvy for nothing!

Save Money on Back to School Shopping at One Smart Dollar


That’s if for now. Have a great weekend!





About Kim Parr

Kim Parr is a private practice optometrist, freelance writer, and personal financial blogger. You can follow her journey to 20/20 financial vision at Eyes on the Dollar.


  1. Thanks for the mention Kim – much appreciated!

  2. Thanks a lot for the mention. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  4. Thanks a lot for the mention Kim, much appreciated. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway! 🙂

  6. Kim, thanks for mentioning my giveaway 🙂 Best of luck to you!

  7. Hi Kim!
    Great job with the round up, and as always – thank you for the mention!
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  8. Hi Kim,

    Thank you so much for the mention! We’re glad that we found your site:) Hope you had a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for mentioning me Kim! You’re the best 🙂

  10. Big thanks for the mention! Working in Telluride would be amazing! I have probably missed this, but what kind of work do you do?

    • Eyes. I’m an optometrist. Hence my “catchy” blog title.

      • OMG…I was reading your blog tonight and it dawned on me that I asked this question (so I had to come back and find this post)! HAHA. I totally knew what you did; I was just reading so many blogs the day I commented on this that I didn’t make the correlation and then I saw “satellite office in Telluride” and I was like ‘oh…that sounds awesome! I want that job.’

        So sorry, Kim. I’m a moron sometimes. 🙂

        • Someday, I’ll do a post about the ins and outs of living in a resort town. It’s nice to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

  11. Thanks for providing a list of good blogs. I always surf on internet to find good blogs to read and to seek help.

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