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Make the Weekend Meaningful Roundup

I have had a very challenging week. I found out that the sale of my business is not going to be finished by the end of the year. I hit a deer with my car, and I’ve had to work more this week than I have in a  while.

Honestly, though, when I heard about the school shooting in Connecticut yesterday, it was almost to much to wrap my brain around . I have a daughter in kindergarten, and all I could think about was how special she is and how much my heart goes out to the parents of those precious, innocent victims. I’m sure I’ll be back in the swing of things next week, but for right now, Alexa and page rank don’t seem so important. I’m very thankful for all those who read, commented, and shared my posts this week. As for a link list, I’ll just tell everyone to forget reading this weekend and go spend some time with the ones you love.

Don’t forget to enter the Big Cash Giveaway at Modest Money or the giveaway for and iPad 3.

Eddie at Finance Fox is celebrating his second blogoversary and is also giving away an iPad.

Bible Money Matters is giving away $600.

Also, don’t forget the Red Kettle Challenge at Free Money Finance.

I did a guest post for The Debt Myth about Getting Out of Over $30,000 in Credit Card Debt

I was in one carnival.

The Money Mail Carnival-Sixth Edition

Thanks to all those who liked and shared my posts this week.

Mandy at Money Monster Mom’s guest post Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values is still very popular according to  I Heart Budgets, One Smart Dollar,  and Planting Our Pennies

My post about loving your used car was a bonus article at the Frugal News Review.

How I Paid Off $30,000 in credit card debt is my most popular to date. It was # in the Monster Piggy Bank Pool Room and was shared by Canadian Budget Binder, Modest Money, Work Save Live, The Random Path, Finance Fox, Debt Roundup, Pelican on Money, Average Joe’s Money Blog, and Rather Be Shopping.

My post about health care changes if we fall off the fiscal cliff was mention at Reach Financial Independence, Fix Em Up Rent Em Out, and Frugal Rules

Fearless Men liked my post about December Goals

I will put one post out there for you to read. I think it sums up what I’m feeling today. It’s about what we want our legacy to say about us from Free at 33.

Have a great weekend and do something you enjoy!


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. Sorry to hear about your deer “encounter”. When I lived in the Midwest I’d come close to many deer collisions, luckily stopping just inches short of hitting them.

    The news about the shootings is so terrible I don’t even want to think about it. Can’t imagine having a good weekend with that on my mind – not that my weekend fun supersedes what those parents are going through. Just can’t imagine.

    Have a good weekend!

    • This poor deer actually ran into me. It could have been lots worse. I was literally almost home and not going over 20mph. The damage to my car was mainly with the driver’s side mirror. It was a bit wonky but my husband managed to pop it back into place and it’s hard to tell unless you get really close. Another good thing about having an older car. Not too choked up over it!

  2. What a week! This shooting was shocking news, I don’t get why people would do things like that. It is one more reminder to how short life is and we should enjoy the ones we love while we/they are around.

  3. Wow definitely sounds like you’ve had a not so great week. Hope things get better!

  4. I remember my cousin hitting a deer in upstate New York and it totaled the car. It was back in the 60s when cars were huge!
    I think all of us identify with the parents of those kids even if my children are now adults. As a parent, you try to protect your kids from danger and things like this happen.

  5. What a way to end a heck of a week. I hope you’re getting to spend a lot of time with your little one this weekend.

    Sorry to hear about the delay in the business sale – I hope it doesn’t have any big tax implications putting it into the new year with all this crazy fiscal cliff talk.

    • I’m sure the rate will go up, but there are two parts to my sale. It’s too complicated probably even to post about. If I can spread them out over 2013 and 2014, I don’t think it will be any worse than doing everything in 2012. Ultimately, if the buyer isn’t ready, I have to wait or call it off. Right now we are going to take another 90 days and see where we are at. Everyone is still on board to sell, so we’ll see. Worst case is that I’ll still own an incredibly successful business, so that really isn’t so bad.

  6. Hope things get better for you this coming week.
    Thanks for the mention as well.

  7. Kim,
    I’m sorry to hear the sale of the business is delayed, especially when I’m sure you were planning on it so much.

    My wife is a Kindergarten Assistant and the horrors in CT really hit home. It really does put any of our other problems into perspective

  8. Sorry to hear about hitting the deer that can be deadly as one almost killed me as I stand bleeding all down my face on the side of a busy road when one lunged at my vehicle and trashed the windshield and almost killed me and no one bothered to stop. Now I am so cautious when I’m driving about deer, so I’m glad you are ok. The vehicle can always be repaired or replaced. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays mate! Mr.CBB

  9. Man, tough week 🙁 Hope things start to look up soon.

  10. Well, you have definitely had a week Kim. I hope that you had a better weekend and hopefully your upcoming week will be better.

  11. Sounds like things were tough last week, but fortunately you have perspective on your side and understand that things can always be worse!

  12. Thanks for the mention! I can’t imagine being one of the parents or family members of the victims. And especially more tragic during the Christmas season. They have all been in my prayers.

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