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Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #15-RIP JR Ewing Edition

We just got back last night from our Thanksgiving holiday visit, so I haven’t been up to my normal amount of reading, commenting, and sharing. That whole 12+ hours in the car over 3 days kind of puts a kink in the computer work. I was, however, quite shocked to read the Larry Hagman, a.k.a  J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas passed away yesterday. For anyone who grew up in the 80’s with a Southern Mama, you probably watched Dallas on Friday night. I always thought J.R. was too mean to die, but I guess when your time is up….

This week I was lucky enough to blog swap with Frugal Rules. If you surround youself with smart people or blogs in this case, maybe some of it rubs off by osmosis? Anyway, you can read my post about Being an Advocate for Your Own Health Care and John’s post about Budgeting with an Irregular Income. Pauline linked my guest post on her Friday recap. Mr. CBB liked them so much he included both, plus my leftover turkey recipe on his weekly blog post picks. Thanks so much!

There was so much link love this week, I feel like the Grinch when his heart grew three sizes. Love all you guys.

Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, I Ate Too Much Turkey Edition at Frugal Rules

Friday’s Fork in the Path:Black Friday Edition at The Frugal Path

What to Do With That Turkey Carcass at The Fat Dollar Blog

People Got Me Questioning-Where is the Love? at Savvy Scot

Personal Finance Links-Freaks and Geeks Edition at Tight Fisted Miser

The VIP Club Roundup-11th Edition at Club Thrifty

Personal Finance Week in Review for November 18 at One Smart Dollar

Friday’s Circle of Friends-November 23 at Tackling Our Debt

Weekly Personal Finance Blog Roundup 11/23/2012 at Debt Roundup

Don’t Let Them Silence the Voice of Reason at Fix Em Up Rent Em Out

November 24, 2012 Favorite Blog Posts at Modest Money

Personal Finance Week in Review #39 at Work Save Live

Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #90 at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

A few funny search terms…

Does LASIK make your eyes brighter-Not unless your glasses were really dirty.

drunk roomate alcoholic tenant-You need to find some non drinking people to hang with.

enormous funny sunglasses-What person do you not like on your Christmas list?

expensive hobbies of saving money-Last I checked, saving money was pretty cheap.

i haven’t been paying myself in my business, but need to start-Yes, it’s OK to do that.

naked ed mccaffrey-Come on people, give poor Ed a break.


And even though I was MIA for the better part of three days this week,

I couldn’t take my eyes off these posts.

4 Minutes That Changed My Life Forever II, a Thoughtful Thanksgiving at Frugal Rules. John shows us that we can find ways to be thankful even after a loss.

Killing Your Mortgage in 3 Easy Steps, a guest post by Money Master Mom, Mandy at Canadian Budget Binder. Mandy has some violent, but effective, ways to slay and kill spending and debt.

Google Page Rank, Not Just About Links at Modest Money. Everyone please read and let Jeremy know how much we appreciate his tips so he will keep doing them!

Frugal Lifestyle: Why Bother? at The Frugal Path. Well there would be nothing to blog about for one, and maybe financial independence?

Little House in Guatemals, Week 3 at Reach Financial Independence. If you haven’t been following Pauline’s journey you’re missing out on scorpions, bats, and chicken attacking critters, and that’s all before lunch!

Toys R Us Corporate Policy: Stealing?!? at Club Thrifty. Holly’s taking on the man, er, giraffe.

Change Your Life Step 7 Improve Your Social Life at Savvy Scot. Do soccer mom activities count?

How to Hack the Big Box Stores at One Smart Dollar. I love finding display models and scratch and dent.

How to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Christmas Decorations at Young Adult Money. There are some great tips here, but you really need to click over to see DC in a ridiculous elf hat.

Do You Even Bother Creating New Year’s Resolutions? at Tackling Our Debt. Nope, I make them all the time.

Lower Your Food Costs with Creative Recipes at The Fat Dollar Blog. I am now on the lookout for ways to cut my grocery budget, and this post has some great subs for expensive ingredients.

When Did Banks Stop Accepting Coin Deposits at Debt Round Up. Last time I checked, coins were still money.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging? at Tight Fisted Miser. Not much for a long time. Makes you want to start a blog, right?

5 Reasons to Be a Substitute Teacher at Fix Em Up Rent Em Out.  A surprising but excellent post from Terry.

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup With Egg Noodles at Work Save Live. We eat lots of chicken noodle soup at our house, mostly the canned variety, so I’m very excited to try this one out.

Fit in Some Fun Challenge Results at BFS. If we can’t fit in some fun, what’s the point.

New IRS Contribution Limits for  Retirement Accounts in 2013 at My Money Design. This would ordinarily be a boring topic, but MMD makes such good charts, that it’s fun, and I know PF geeks are interested in this info.

 The Pros and Cons of No Contract Cell Phones at Edward Antrobus. I have been exploring this option and this was just what I was looking for.

 Wow, that was some good stuff. Anyone decorating this 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. I appreciate it and glad you had a good holiday.

  2. Thank you for the mention Kim! If I travel for a while I load my Google Reader, you don’t need an internet connection to read the articles. But then you have a little doll to keep busy in the car 🙂
    Can’t take the Dallas’ song out off my head…

    • Sorry about the song. I get a terrible headache if I try to read in the car, so it’s all scenery and singing to the radio on roadtrips.

  3. Sounds like you had a nice holiday. Thanks so much for the mention and for the blog swap. I really liked your post and my wife and I learned a few new things as well. I watched Dallas as well, and thought pretty much the same thing…that J.R. wad too evil to die.

    Love the search terms, poor Ed though! 🙂

  4. Kim,

    Thank you for voting for my blog in the Best Real Estate Blog Contest.

    And, thank you for the mentions.

    I too am sorry to see Larry Hagman go. He was the quintessential “bad guy” for a whole generation of TV viewers.

  5. Hello Kim,
    I’m just discovering your nice blog.
    I’d like just to say that Larry is known worldwide, here in Europe too.
    I’ll be coming back to read more from your blog, as I am getting out of debt and learning how to get financial freedom.

  6. Thanks for the mention Kim. I never watched Dallas, but watched Bewitched and Genie as a kid. So I never thought of him as evil.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Thanks for the mention. I can’t imagine what I would have been like if I had been blogging back when I drove out here from NJ.

  8. Sounds like a long car ride! Glad you survived 🙂 And haha those are interesting search terms.

  9. Oh, can you feel the love in here. I’m glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving and I like what you said about hanging around smart people lol. Cheers and thanks for mentioning Mandy’s guest post on CBB. Mr.CBB

  10. Thanks for mentioning my post. Hope you had a great Thanskgiving.

  11. We normally leave the decorating until the 1st of December each year (and by we I mean my wife).
    I don’t like having all the Christmas stuff all in your face too early. Since the beginning of November all the shops have started to decorate the isles and play Christmas music. It just seems too early to me.

    I hope you are having a great weekend Kim 🙂

  12. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving getaway. Did you make it out for BF?

    • We made a brief trip out to target around 10AM for a blender and some odds and ends. Not much of a marathon trip, but I hate shopping anymore.

  13. Soccer Moms definitely count!!! Thanks for all the LL 🙂 Hope you had a nice weekend

  14. Thank you so much for the mention!!! Have a great weekend~!

  15. Mandy @ MoneyMasterMom

    haha yes, I’m a vicious vicious girl 🙂 (when it comes to spending and expenses)

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