We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season – it’s hard to believe Christmas is just 10 days away!
As we finish up our holiday shopping, I’m planning to watch the Lightning Deals  closely this week. I see the one of the deals today is on a Breville Juicer … but I’m really hoping to score a great deal on a Ninja Blender  before the holidays!
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Holiday Giveaway Winner! We had such a great time reading and compiling all of the 99 Easy Money Saving Tips  submitted during our holiday giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered! The lucky winner of the $100 Cash Holiday Giveaway  is:
You can enter more giveaways at Simply Contests .
Kate shares some fun finance tips she found this week:
Make sure you take a break from the (discount!) shopping and parties to read some of these finance articles .
When Is the Best Time of Year to Buy Large Appliances?  – A good read for anyone who is thinking about buying new appliances soon. -MoneyCrashers
The Finances of Showing Your Children the World – The Simple Dollar  – Basic math here but I think it really makes a good point about how people with average incomes can still have incredible experiences, even if they do have a high price tag. -The Simple Dollar
Six Celebrities Who Are Good Financial Role Models  – This was such a fun read! -GoGirl Finance
Financials of Real Estate Investment #2  – I’ve said it before but I love digging into the details of real estate investments to get a real feel for the potential ROI and hidden costs. FMF does a great job with this. -FreeMoneyFinance
3 Non-Financial Factors That Make a Better Retirement  – A great read for anyone thinking about retirement – it’s not just about the money! -MyMoneyBlog
The Best Gift Cards for the Holidays  – I think we can agree that not all gift cards are created equal so here’s a good list to read through before you go buying some. -Three Thrifty Guys
Best Cell Phone/Plan Savings Today  – This is a pretty comprehensive read on how you should think about your cell phone plan! -Lazy Man and Money
More Holiday Finance Fun
VistaPrint Holiday Card Deals . In case you missed the finance tips last week, we featured VistaPrint Holiday Card Deals for this year.
Don’t forget to read through our holiday series this month to maximize your savings from holiday shopping. We’ve highlighted cash back programs for your online shopping  and have a great list of holiday gift ideas !