Roundup and Link Love: Quick Links Before Christmas 2009 Edition

I’ve never felt more ill prepared for Christmas. I still have a lot of gifts to buy and I’m in a fog as to what to get. While I’m wandering down the aisles and through the maze of meandering racks of sweaters, pajamas, and those pre-wrapped gifts, check out these great sites:

Affordable Home Security Techniques to Consider During the Holidays (and Beyond). Someone broke into a home in Frugal Dad’s neighborhood. Yikes!

45 of the Weirdest College Scholarships Milk mustache scholarships? Duck calling scholarships? Scholarships for bagpipe majors?

Teaching Children to Fight Clutter. Great tips here from Mandi. Yes, kids are good at fighting, might as well get them to fight the clutter monster!

Start a Holiday Savings Tradition with Your Family. Great ideas for changing Christmas back into what it was meant to be.

Top 10 Sneakiest Business Tricks. There’s always a scam waiting out there, but the sad part is there’s always someone willing to fall for it.

9 Ways to Save Money this Holiday Season. Here’s a Christmas post we can all support!

7 Free Toys Your Kids Will Love More Than Expensive Gifts. Great tips for those with young kids — teenagers not so much but it’s worth a try.

A Wedding Prayer: What Special Memories Do You Hold From Your Wedding Day? I just remember marrying my best friend and being really happy about it. That was 20 years ago and she’s still the best thing that ever happened to me.

5 Simple Ways To Pay Down Your Credit Card Bills Faster – Entirely On Your Own. My favorite on the list is to pay and extra ten percent each month. The other tips are great ideas as well.

Traveling by Plane With Kids: My Tips & Experiences. Flying with children, especially very young children HAS to be tough. The youngest I’ve ever traveled with on a plane was six and we were going to Disney.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1076 articles on this blog.

Ron is the founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal. He has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a partner in a national building materials company.

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