We hope everyone had a good holiday season. We had a simple and relaxing one staying in, eating our favorite foods (as we had only finished our Thanksgiving turkey a few days before Christmas, we decided to have fish and chips for Christmas), watching our favorite movies (Holiday themed movies on Christmas Eve and Day), and pedaling on our exercise bikes in the days following to burn off those fish and chips.
Now the holidays are over, the days are getting longer, and we must go back to the hustle and bustle of daily life, which I’m not quite ready to do just yet. But I’ll start with a couple of news items for Pecunarities.
Our First Blog Contest
I just announced our first ever blog contest here at Pecuniarities, in which we are giving away a free 6-month print subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Those residing within the contiguous U.S. (48 states) and who have not subscribed to the Wall Street Journal are eligible to enter. So pop over and see how you can win!
2009 Financial Resolutions Blog Contest: Win a Free 6-Month Subscription to the Wall Street Journal
Hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance
We have the privilege of hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance next week, January 19th, 2009. This is our first time hosting the CoPF about which I am very excited. If you are a blogger, make sure to get your submission in before 6pm EST Sunday, January 18th.
- Single Guy Money is also a giveaway for a $100 Target or Walmart Gift Card (winner’s choice). Head on over and see how you can win!
- Your Money Relationship is also holding a giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate.
- Living Well on Less risked injury by making the mistake of being too frugal with her exercise budget.
- Wide Open Wallet breaks down her budget to see where all the money is going.
- Master Your Card gives us Top 10 Resolution Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.
- Moolanomy gives 7 Tips to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions.
- Almost Frugal shares Turning Resolutions into Reality in 5 Steps.
- I’ve Paid For This Twice Already says Resolutions Are Just Goals With A Fancy Name.
Blog Carnival Partipation
- This past week’s Carnival of Personal Finance, Fairy Tale Edition, was hosted at Clever Dude, who demonstrated his cleverness by formatting the carnival in prose. This is no ordinary litany of links to articles around the financial blogoshere, but rather each entry has a part in the story.