Sunday Money Roundup – Three Weeks Till Christmas Edition.

Only 16 more days till we head to Union Station downtown to board our 2 day train trip to Chicago. While I am looking forward to it, I am nervous because 40 hours on a train is a looong time! I will be sure to report back about it upon my return or during the trip. While I contemplate how to shower on board Amtrak, check out these articles that caught my eye this past week:

Brip Blap discusses making any overseas experience count.

Everybody Loves Your Money preaches what I try to follow – Expect Less, Be Happier.

Lazy Man & Money tells us why he buys gift cards – even in the face of other bloggers saying why they don’t. I have to agree with LazyMan on this one.

No Credit Needed talks about Changing Habits And Thinking Long Term About Personal Finances. Great article for those of you just getting serious about your money issues!

MoneyNing has some thoughts on what investors should be doing in this crazy market we are in. Me? I am buying gold and wearing it around my neck, wrists, and in my shoes.

And from the M-Network:

Being Frugal discusses a “what if” scenario of only having 3 days left to live.

Christian PF switches to Geico and saves money. To be honest, that is the first person I have ever heard of saving money with them. Maybe it’s a California thing, but no one I know here who has tried to use them has gotten a lower rate. Strange…

DebtFREE-Revolution starts the holiday season off right by keeping in mind their financial plan. Kudos!

Gather Little By Little reminds us to buy generics whenever possible. I couldn’t agree more.

Paid Twice finds out that her credit card company loves her. I get letters all the time too, I am so glad they are so loving!

Moolanomy has 7 steps to debt reduction but I would add an 8th – stop spending money.

Plonkee Money talks about how interest rates affect inflation before heading to the U.S. for vacation. Hope you have a great time!

Single Guy Money watches his credit score rise after paying off his debt. Congrats!

The Dough Roller talks about making real money in the fake world of Second Life. Seems people really are making money by playing in a virtual world.

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  1. Brip Blap says:

    Thanks for including me in your roundup! I’ll be interested to hear how the train trip goes – I’ve done overnight (leave in the morning, spend the night, arrive next morning) train trips in Europe but never one as long as 40 hours. I would love to take Amtrak cross-country some day, so it’s good you’ll be able to report on the experience! Hope it goes well!

  2. Mrs. Micah says:

    Have fun on the train! I once did that from Delaware to Florida. It helps to have plenty of reading material.

    In retrospect, I also did Hamburg to North Italy. But that was mostly overnight and I had a berth–really important.

  3. Thanks for the mention.

  4. Pinyo says:

    Gift shopping is killing me. I don’t know what to buy.

    God bless you with the train ride. I thought my 17 hours direct flight is bad. At least you get to see a lot of the country zoom by. 🙂

  5. david says:

    We shall see how great the country going by is…;-)