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Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #21- It’s Cold!

Cold and IceI realize it’s winter and all, but it’s freakin’ cold here this week. My husband runs the ski club at the school where he teaches because he likes to, and he get three free lift tickets for herding the cats to and from the ski area. It was -12 degrees this morning on his way up. No, thanks. I’m a fair weather winter sports person!

It’s been an exciting weekend here at the Eyes on the Dollar house. We had a visit from the tooth fairy last night. She should get extra props for making it out in the frigid weather. I’m learning that you should keep some singles around if you have a kid of tooth losing age. Cold weather makes it seem OK to sit around and watch football. The Broncos are playing as I’m finalizing this list, so if there are typos, please understand.

If you like free money, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for $1000 cash, and there will be another $100 giveaway coming up this week.

I was lucky enough to have Tony from You Only Do This Once deliver a great guest post this week that goes right along with the Debt Movement.

I also was together enough to make it into two carnivals.

Nerdy Finance #21: Trillion-Dollar Coin Edition

Carnival of Personal Finance-Visit Portland! Edition

I received lots of love from these wonderful bloggers. I wish you warm and fuzzy feelings.

My post about diversifying your investments was popular with My Money Design, Work Save Live, Canadian Budget Binder, Finance Fox, Frugal Rules, Frugal Habits

The Random Path, Rather Be Shopping, and Reach Financial Independence liked my post about getting rid of debt payments forever.

Fearless Men and Frugal Habits liked Kyle’s guest post  about 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Saving Money

Funny Search Terms

i don’t have a big enough stock pot for turkey carcass-Can you believe there were three searches for this?

our valedictorian is a gangster– Gangsters can be smart, right?

brothels in Moab, UT– This one just won’t go away.

get your friends naked hypnosis– Would you still be their friend?

how the f%*k (actual f word, I just can’t bring myself to write) does someone get into credit card debt– By not reading great blogs like this one.

i wish i was valedictorian but im note– I think that says it all right there.

 And I Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off These Posts!

Rock That Debt-Reader’s Budget Analysis at Work Save Live. Jason has started a new series to help people with making a budget. Some of us need all the help we can get!

The 403B vs 401K-How are they the Same? How are they Different? at My Money Design. No they are not FBI code names, but read this one if you have always been curious.

Why Living in Hawaii Sucks at Young Adult Money. Good try DC. Twelve below? I’d be there tomorrow if I could.

My Escape from Hotel Hell at Club Thrifty. Nothing says Happy Anniversary like prostitution and bodily fluid stains.

Modesty Really is the Best Policy at Modest Money. How many times can we say modest?

Have We Lost Our Ability to Be Open Minded? at Money Beagle. Well, ask congress.

Paying Cash For Your Car at You Only Do This Once. I will never go another car loan, and this post reassures me that is the correct decision.

CBB December 2012 Net Worth Update-A Look Back Over the Year at Canadian Budget Binder. Mr. CBB is going to pay off his house this year. Congrats!

Mackenzie at The Random Path celebrated her One Year Blogoversary! OMG! Congratulations on that milestone.

Don’t Let Your Post-Holiday Gift Cards Collect Dust! at Finance Fox. I wouldn’t dare.

Working From Home-A Mom’s Perspective at Frugal Rules. Mrs Frugal Rules is guest posting on this one. If she can get things done with three small kids around, you should take her advice.

Pauline at Reach Financial Independence give us her number six resolution, Crush Your Debt! It’s much easier to lose your debt if you imagine violent ways to get rid of it.

Real Estate 101: Summary. This was the last post in a series at Free Money Finance. If you are considering investment property, you need to read this.

Straight Talk Wireless-Switch and Save Money at Frugal Habits. I have to get a new phone this summer, so I’ll put this one on my list to check out.

Two New Saving Hacks for 2013 at Frugal Portland. I love hacks!

Our Personal Finance Plan for 2013 and Beyond at Mighty Bargain Hunter. Almost like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, only better and less expensive.

Beginner’s Guide to Couponing at What Mommy Does. We all have to start somewhere.

There is Always Something at Krantcents. Is that something holding you back?

10 Tips to Save Money at the Grocery Store at Rather Be Shopping. You don’t even have to extreme coupon!

Turbo Tax Reviewed From an Accountant’s View at Dollarversity. I always wondered what a pro thought about Turbo Tax.

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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. I am a fair weather skier too. It has to be around 40 degrees or I don’t enjoy it too much. Thanks for the links, I am in good company.

  2. Glad you liked my post! I get so many questions from friends and family about couponing, I figured it was about time I wrote a blog series on the subject!

  3. -12 sounded ok until I realized it was Fahrenheit brrrrr…It has to be really fun to have a kid that still lives in a world with fairies, tooth fairies, Santa and princesses! Thanks for the mention!

  4. Are you guys Broncos fans? Sorry about the loss. I had them pegged to win it all this year.

    Thanks for including Fearless Men in your round-up.

    • I really think if you are on a roll, that week off can hurt the momentum, and Ray Lewis announcing retirement didn’t help things either. That team is on a mission. I was sad, but the Broncos just made some really bad decisions in the last part of the game, so the Ravens deserved to win.

  5. Oh, I miss skiing so much! But that temperature?! No thanks!

    • Good to see you back. I’m about ready to move so SoCal if it doesn’t warm up. Colorado is usually cold, but not terribly so. High of 19 for the next three days!

  6. Thanks for the shout-out again. I am a HUGE Broncos fan. It is such a painful day here. Unreal…

  7. Thanks for mentioning my post!~

  8. Thanks for the mention Kim! Have a great rest of the weekend 🙂

  9. LOL @ the last valedictorian search term. haha.

    It’s been cold here as well; I thought 7 degrees was bad but I can’t complain much if you’re below 0! Thanks for the link love as always Kim!

  10. Thanks for the mention! Sorry about the Broncos…

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