I know we have been terribly remiss in posting lately; again, apologies. The Halloween rush is over and we can breathe again (until the Christmas rush starts). To be honest, we were more than a little surprised at the amount of business we received for Halloween considering the current state of the economy. Our sales are nothing compared to other bigger businesses, but still enough to keep the two of us jumping for a few weeks. So, we found it very interesting that there are still people out there who could afford to spend a bit on costumes for their dogs and horses. We’re certainily not complaining, though, and happy for the business.
- Almost Frugal has a great post on making your own gift bags which can save you a bundle this Holiday Season.
- The Simple Dollar gives a great guide to winterizing your house.
- Wide Open Wallet reminds us to get our Christmas budgets in place.
- Master Your Card debates the age-old question of Qality vs. Price and shares an example for when the savings definitely aren’t worth the aggravation.
- Girls Just Wanna Have Funds wonders if lower gas prices are somehow tied to the elections.
- Living Almost Large advises to tread carefully when investing in the current economy.
- No Debt Plan suggests patience in your Holiday shopping.
We participated in 2 carnivals within the past week, or would it be more accurate to say we participated in the same carnival two weeks in a row? Either way, we’d like to thank the hosts for including our posts.
- Last week’s Carnival of Personal Finance – Financial Armageddon Edition! was hosted at Master Your Card and included our Tricky Treats for Trick-or-Treaters: Healthy and Useful Alternatives to Halloween Candy.
- This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance No. 177 was hosted by The Sun’s Financial Diary and included our post It Saves to Be Nice Part 1: It’s Business but it’s Also Personal.
That wraps up today’s roundup. Happy reading!