Personal Finance Week in Review for December 8 – Snow Finally Arrives

by Sean Bryant on December 9, 2012

In my round-up last week I mentioned that I was finally going to make it up and go snowboarding.  Well there was still a lack of snow so I decided to wait.  The resorts in Summit County got up to 11 inches of snow in the last 24 hours so I am definitely heading up either tomorrow or Tuesday.  Last year I had 25 days on the mountain so I have a little bit of catching up to do if I want to reach that number again this year.

As for the baby, Colette is doing awesome.  At only 5 weeks we can tell that she is going to be quite the dancer.  When the music is on, her legs really start moving.  We got her social security card yesterday so now all we need to do is get her passport before it’s time to start planning her first vacation.

Now on to some of my favorite personal finance articles of the week.

A Review of My Experience With Car2go San Diego: A Car Sharing Service – Your PF Pro

Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values? – Eye on the Dollar

Saving Money on Grocery Shopping + Giveaway – The Family Finances

Compare the Best Credit Card Offers – Modest Money

Secured and Bad Credit Credit Cards – Work Save Live

Save on Groceries and $100 Giveaway – My Alternate Life

Bank Sale in Canada Not the Same as Bank Foreclosures in the USA – Canadian Budget Binder

How to Negotiate Your Bills and Your Debt – Reach Financial Independence

How much Money is Enough? – Club Thrifty

Engagement Gift Ideas – Part V – Unique Gifters

Two Year Blogging Anniversary + Giveaway – Finance Fox

Battle of the Bulge – Losing Weight With the Help of a Scale – Mo Money Mo Houses

Why Rebalancing Your Portfolio is Like Buying a Carton of Eggs – Frugal Rules

Finding a Loan – Not Quite as Simple as You’d Think – Money Smart Guide

How to Save Money: Using Cash Envelopes – I Heart Budgets

Students: How to Finish College With No Debt – Debt Round Up

Keep Your Passwords Safe – Outlier Model

The Vagaries of Life – Broke-Ass Mommy

What to Include in your Net Worth – Planting Our Pennies

Is Parking The Car Worth It? – Add Vodka

I finally remembered to submit to carnivals this week so here are a couple I have been included in.

The Money Mail Carnival

Nerdy Finance

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • http://twitter.com/RFIndependence Pauline

    Time to post one of those awesome dancing baby videos? :) Thank you for the mention, enjoy the snow!

    • http://www.onesmartdollar.com/ Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      We got one yesterday so that might come next weekend :-)

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention Sean! Glad to hear the little one is doing well. They keep promising us snow, but no luck yet.

  • http://Www.Plantingourpennies.Com/ Mrs PoP @ PlantingOurPennies

    Thanks for including our post – and glad to hear your tiny person is doing so well. =)

  • DebtRoundUp

    Thanks for the inclusion Sean. I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy your little “dancer”!

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianBudgetB CanadianBudgetBinder

    We have no snow in Ontario yet however it’s raining and shooting ice pellets .. nice! I’d rather have snow. I’ve never went skiing or snowboarding before but it sounds like fun.. well the snowboarding does. Cheers and thanks for sharing mate! Mr.CBB

  • http://www.moneylifeandmore.com/ Lance@MoneyLife&More

    Very cool on the snow! I hope you have an awesome day up in the mountains.

  • Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    I’m really jealous about how much you get to snowboard (or enjoy the mountains in general). I couldn’t imagine skiing 5 times let alone 25!

    • http://www.onesmartdollar.com/ Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      It is one of the perks to working at home. My season Pass is good at 8 ski resorts and 5 of them are within 1.5 hours of our house. If we get a good snow I just hop in the car and go up for a few hours.

  • http://twitter.com/Eyesonthedollar Kim

    We need snow, send some this way. Thanks for the mention!

    • http://www.onesmartdollar.com/ Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      Sounds like you will get some down in your part of the state later this week

  • http://www.financefox.ca Eddie | Save Money

    Thanks for the mention buddy!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mandy.andresknight Mandy Knight

    I’m so excited that my Guest Post at Eyes on the Dollar has been so popular. Thanks for including it for your readers.

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