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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #23-Raised By Wolves

Willow, a wolf/malamute mix from Wolfwood

Willow, a wolf/malamute mix from Wolfwood

Happy Birthday to me today. I am getting this list together a little early so I hopefully won’t have to do any blogging on my birthday. Not that I don’t love it, but some days, you just need a break. We are going to see a program at the library today presented by Wolfwood, a hybrid wolf sanctuary. Since I love animal rescue, this is right up my alley, and there will be two wolf hybrid ambassadors to meet and greet. I can’t wait. I also get a night out with the family at my favorite Mexican restaurant. If they find out it’s my birthday, I’ll have to wear a sombrero while they sing a Mexican version of Happy Birthday.


There is still time to enter for your chance to win $1000 or $100.

DC at Young Adult Money has a huge list of other giveaways around the blogosphere.

Not a giveaway, but one of my faves, Eddie at Finance Fox got a site redesign. Check it out.

Guest Posts

I did one guest post this week about Financial Plans to Make Before Marriage at Monster Piggy Bank.


It was a real honor to be included in the list of Personal Finance Bloggers I Admire at Evolving Personal Finance. I just don’t know what to say. I’ll try not to let you down!

The Pay Off Credit Card Network featured our story about paying off our credit card debt.

My post about crappy jobs got way more love that I would have ever expected. I guess all of us have had a couple of those including Reach Financial Independence, Average Joe, Frugal Rules, The Random Path, Debt Roundup, Budget and the Beach, and Finance Fox.

Fearless Men and Evolving Personal Finance were excited to learn about saving money with a value card.

Money Smart Guides, Canadian Budget Binder, and The Frugal Farmer liked James from Free in Ten Year’s guest post about early retirement.

Apparently people are still turning negatives into positives including So Over This, Modest Money, and One Smart Dollar

Children and Glasses was popular at I Heart Budgets and Life by Pets.

Funny Search Terms


doctors who have done lasik on nursing mothers- That sounds way more kinky than it should.

paying off debt with a baby- Visa and Mastercard don’t take them.

am i making money on my rental property- A little basic math should tell you.

credit card debt stories that are funny- I don’t think there are any.

delicious launch meals- Going up on the space shuttle, are we?

why don’t people make turkey soup- No idea, it’s yummy!

i’ve gotta wear glasses because of my eye- That’s why we usually wear them.


  20/20 Posts of the Week

13 Money Resolutions for 2013 #13-Enjoy at Reach Financial Independence. This is the last in a great series of ways to better yourself financially and otherwise. It’s my favorite. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

What Women Want From Men/ 7 Thoughts from Women at Fearless Men. They are fearless if they dared to ask!

5 Ways Routine Maintenance Pays Off at Frugal Rules. Great guest post from Kyle at Rather Be Shopping. It isn’t just our car that needs work.

We All Want Readers at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. Here is how you get them from someone who know.

The Random Path talks about those people we all know who just can’t keep from blowing their money with So, I Knew This Girl…..

Learn from Mexican Merchants-Avoid Being a Passive Blogger at Modest Money. I thought this was going to be a post on how to make trinkets and such, but no some more great blogging tips.

Create Wealth Through Property Investment at Money Smart Guides. I’m sure trying!

Are We Headed for Another Great Depression at the Frugal Farmer. Farmers would look pretty smart if we were.

Churning Credit Cards for Travel and Rewards at I Heart Budgets. I heart free money, and Jake shows you how to make some if you have good credit and aren’t in debt.

How I Turned My Passion and Skills Into Extra Money at Canadian Budget Binder. Another reader shares how she created an income around what she knew while raising two kids as a single mom.

5 More Easy Ways Everybody Can Save Money at Work, Save, Live. I love easy.

The Sexiest Thing My Money Has Bought at Plunged in Debt. It’s not what you might think!

If I’m not around next week, you’ll know I went to live with the wolves. Fresh meat and a warm coat, what more could you ask for?

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. Happy birthday Kim!!! Mine was earlier this month as well! Just turned three-O!! Thx for the repost. Glad you thought we were “fearless” :)
    Todd @ Fearless Men recently posted..8 Tips for Bridge and Cliff Jumping | World Traveler and Thrill SeekerMy Profile

  2. Happy Birthday Kim! Have you ever read Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult? It’s a good one if the hubs is in need of a last minute birthday present for you =)

  3. Happy birthday, Kim! Have a wonderful time with the family, and thanks much for the mention!
    Laurie @ The Frugal Farmer recently posted..Out on the Town: Good Reads for the Week Ending 1/25/13My Profile

  4. Thanks for mentioning Kyle’s guest post Kim! We can’t pay off debt with babies?! 😉 Have a great birthday!!
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Shout Out Saturday #2My Profile

  5. Cumpleaños feliz! I hope you had a great time.

  6. Thanks for the semi-love back!
    Enjoy your weekend! :)
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  7. Happy birthday Kim. I hope you enjoy the wolf show. Thank you for the mention. Enjoy the break.
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  8. Hope you have a happy birthday!
    Budget and the Beach recently posted..Link Love/Week in Review 1/25/13My Profile

  9. Happy Birthday Kim!!! Have a great day and forget about blogging today, we’re not going anywhere! :-) Cheers
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Weekly Reading List #4 Rob Ford In From The Cold, The Sandwich GenerationMy Profile

  10. Happy Birthday Kim!!!! Hope you have an absolutely wonderful day :)

    And thanks for the mention!
    Mackenzie recently posted..Link Love: Toys Are Taking Over Edition!My Profile

  11. Thanks for including me! I hope you have a great birthday weekend! I also love animal rescues, sounds like a great time!
    Catherine recently posted..Weekly Reads 25.01.13My Profile

    • It was a blast. There was a full blooded wolf for petting! Amazing. I guess this poor fellow was taken away from his pack when he was 4 weeks old. Idiots try to make pets out of them but they are still wild animals. While he is socialized and can come to events and be friendly, I wish he could have just been a wolf in the forest like it was meant to be.

  12. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the mention!
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  13. Happy birthday!
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  14. Happy Birthday! We adopted our third rescued dog recently (December). She is a wonderful addition to the family.
    krantcents recently posted..Rich Man, Poor ManMy Profile

  15. A 12 post roundup isn’t to broad but an even lesser amount sometimes is better. I prefer a list, like 6. It has a more focused appeal and you can even pick the cream of the crop. But thanks anyway for the 12 you did give us.
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  16. Happy Birthday and thanks for the mention!
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  17. Ooh I’m late to the party on this one, but Happy Birthday Dr. K!
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