Happy Black Friday everyone! I sincerely hope that you haven’t been trampled to smithereens in a Best Buy store and you’re not nursing an empty wallet after a day of crazed sale shopping. My advice to anyone braving the shops this weekend- stay calm, write lists and pop some cotton wool in your ears to block out Mariah Carey warbling along to ‘All I Want for Christmas’.
Oh and don’t act like this:
Now back to the best of this week’s blogosphere. First to the carnivals. Compounding Returns featured Penny’s post on avoiding the Christmas spending time bomb in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance. The Saved Quarter also included Viviana’s post on beating the winter blues on a budget in this week’s Yakezie Carnival.
As for the pick of the rest of the posts…
Don’t Quit Your Day Job wonders if the less attractive should receive additional benefits? Incidentally, these guys are also spear-heading the TotallyMoney campaign to get the word ‘snog’ into the American lexicon. We cannot thank them enough!
The Sterling Effort reckons you shouldn’t be hating the players, you should be hating the game when it come to your finances.
Miss Thrifty doesn’t think that extreme couponing is making its way across the Atlantic.
As for the best of TotallyMoney this week, Alex shares Christmas decorations to make with the kids, Sian reveals a novel way to save during the party season and I divulgewhy I’m giving Black Friday a wide berth this year.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!