I’m doing these roundups and updates to push myself to read other blogs and to connect with everyone again. Hope you can find some new-to-you awesome people too!
Weekly Personal Note from Crystal
Halloween party cleanup, more pet sitting, and a crappy cold slowed me down this week. I have only been keeping up with the have-to-do’s instead of staying ahead. But I’m feeling better and have a week or so before we take a 6 day trip to Dallas for the Board Game Geek Convention once again. This will be my fourth BGG Con and the second one on Team Geek!
My sixth vlog is up, Don’t Let Fear Mongering Cast Your Vote. I’m aiming to publish one a week and I am hoping they are all entertaining and informative!
My Weekly Favorite Posts
- Beating Broke with Are Good Deals Putting You in Debt? I cringe when I notice I just bought something I don’t really need just because it was on super sale. I am trying to consciously spend every $1 from here on out, but sometimes you go off track…
- Surviving and Thriving with Adventures in (good) customer service It’s nice when it works out. Discover Card waived my only late fee ever a few years ago because I had been with them for more than a decade and it was the first time ever that I forgot to make the payment.
- The Money Principle with Our Great Big South Korean Adventure Looks like you had a great time!
- Smart Passive Income with Intro to Affiliate Marketing: The Soft Pitch Pipeline – SPI TV, Ep. 32 AND he includes a link to his free e-guide, Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way!
- Budgets Are Sexy with What Is True Success? “Giving and receiving love, having physical and mental health, enough wealth to provide you with options, and the time to enjoy them all.” Sounds right to me.
Blogger Spotlight of the Week
- Extrapolate This! with Brand Loyalty Is Costing You Money We knew this in general and have been finding great subs for most of our name brand faves too, but her specific recommendations for Casa Mamita Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies and Market Pantry BBQ sauce are going right on my shopping list since we hadn’t found solid subs for Rotel or Sweet Baby Ray’s yet despite the fact that I actually do shop at Aldi’s regularly and live within 5 minutes of a Target…
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Top 5 Referring Sites to BFS This Past Week:
Thank you! Feel free to email me anytime at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.
As always, thank you. I appreciate each and every one of you!!!
Have a great week!!!