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So as Christmas draws near companies are starting to host their Christmas parties. This past week I attended two.
The first was my girlfriend’s work. It was at a swanky hotel with a full gourmet buffet….mmm, my mouth is watering thinking back to it. Since she was in charge of organizing it, I was stuck helping out with the setup and handing out gift bags. The bright side of that…no drink ticket limits Considering they were trying to charge $10 for beer, it was a nice score.
Then on Wednesday my employer hosted their Christmas party. Since it’s a much smaller company, it was dinner and drinks at a decent restaurant. The smaller size actually made it a lot more enjoyable. Plus it helped that my girlfriend wasn’t stressed with trying to organize things. Well then there was the lack of a drink ticket system. So all in all, it was a fun night.
I do have a personal finance blogger confession to make. The day before my girlfriend’s party, I splurged on an expensive winter jacket to wear to events like that. It was that or wear my sporty winter jacket with my dressy clothes underneath, making me stick out like a sore thumb. I could’ve gone with a cheaper jacket, but this one really suited me and I figure it’s something I can use for many years to come. So hopefully it was a solid investment. At least I look good in it lol.
Also, make sure you enter the 2 big giveaway contests I’m involved in. Better yet, help me out by sharing those posts on social media or linking to them from your blogs. You know I’ll return the favor. Here they are:
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Thanks to the recent contests, this has been an awesome week for mentions from other blogs. Balancing that out is the fact that I didn’t get around to submitting to carnivals until Saturday. So I missed out on some extra mentions there. A big thank you to everyone who has been so generous.
The VIP Club Roundup – 12th Edition on Club Thrifty
Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/7/2012 on Debt RoundUp
Friday recap, home alone and seven new friends! on Reach Financial Independence
Friday Link Love, Running Barefoot & Debt on My Alternate Life
The Round Table – December 7, 2012 on Money Smart Guides
Weekend Links – Check out the Zoo! on Vix Money
December Deals & Steals and a Blog Link Round-Up on Your Personal Finance Pro
Personal Finance Week in Review #41 on Work Save Live
Updates: December 2 – 8 on The Outlier Model
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #17-Game Of Life Edition on Eyes On The Dollar
Weekly Link Love: Running Around Like a Crazy Cat Edition on Mo Money Mo Houses
Friends of the Family: Setting Goals Edition on The Family Finances
Personal Finance Week in Review for December 8 – Snow Finally Arrives on One Smart Dollar
Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #23 on iHeart Budgets
Places I’ve Been: Week Ending 12/8 on Edward Antrobus
Blue Collar Roundup — Christmas Lights Edition on Blue Collar Workman
Save For Retirement or Pay Off Debt? on Debt RoundUp
Personal Finance Links – Wishy Washy Edition on Tight Fister Miser
Come one, come all – check out Modest Money’s awesome money giveaway! on My Canuck Buck
Brrr. Some Holly Jolly Winter Giveaways on Broke-Ass Mommy
Free Shipping Day Is December 17 on Debt RoundUp
Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | December 13th, 2012 on Fearless Men
Weekend Reading – Passive investing video, giveaways and great blogs on My Own Advisor
What’s Cool Around The Web on Green Panda Treehouse
What I read this week – Episode #2 on Grown Up And Stuff
Flying tots, buying toys and lying to the boss on Brighter Life
AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors December 10, 2012 on Author Marketing Experts
Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #92 on Budgeting In The Fun Stuff
The Gift of Food on Unique Gifter
Festival #366 on Festival of Frugality
“On a Roll” Top 10 Personal Finance Blogs You Need to Check Out Today on 7 Min Entrepreneur
Random Thoughts, Personal Finance Round Up and Carnivals #33 on Money Life and More
SavvyScot does the Yakezie Carnival | Savvy Scot on Savvy Scot
Mr.CBB’s Blog Post Picks December 7, 2012-Almost Christmas on Canadian Budget Binder
The Saturday Weekend Review #8 December on Canadian Budget Binder
Weekend Edition: Nexen & Progress Takeovers Approved on Beating The Index
Follow Schwarzenegger’s Advice to Put Fuel on the Fire on Fix Em Rent Em Out
Have any of you been to any Christmas parties this season? What about buying Christmas ‘presents’ for yourself, anyone else guilty of this?