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My Imaginary Vacation and Holiday Cheer

I’m officially on vacation this week and next… although I’m not exactly sure what that looks like when you don’t have a 9-5 job anymore! Since preschool is on winter break, I decided that I will take some time off and not write for these two weeks. However, you’ll still see articles that I wrote ahead of time while I enjoy my “imaginary vacation!”


  • Discover announced that the $100 Cash Back Bonus [1] will expire on December 31, 2008. Sign up soon, if you planned to take advantage of this offer.
  • WTDirect announced that they will extend the $50 to $250 Signup Bonus [2] until December 31, 2008.

Holiday Cheer

While we’re off checking out holiday trains and spending time together baking, here are some great reads:

Secret Santa Gifts Lift Spirits [3]
Random acts of kindness that truly make a difference during the holiday season.

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 – One Thing that Will Make Next Year’s Christmas Much Easier [4]
The Wisdom Journal is featuring the 12 Days of Christmas. Here is the first day in the series.

Holiday Gift Giving On A Tight Budget [5]
Rediscover the true meaning of the holidays… is it really about the gifts?

The Economy Hits Christmas Celebrations [6]
In case you see more donkeys and sheep in nativity scenes than camels… here’s why!

Personal Finance

What if saving was stupid? [7]
An interesting look at what exactly saving money is… and isn’t.

Laid Off? Some Survival Tips [8]
Lazy Man helps a reader, pointing out tips for the unemployed [9].

Canadian Readers

I often get questions about credit card offers for Canadians, and until now, I didn’t have many ideas. Million Dollar Journey [10] and Four Pillars [11], my two favorite Canadian sites to the rescue! Here are their recommendations for Canadian credit cards:

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