Weekend Edition: Christmas Roundup

Welcome to the weekend edition, a small collection of links to interesting personal finance related articles and economic news from around the web.

I just love being on vacation, I just love doing what I enjoy and not having to worry about my nagging customers from work. One of these days, I will get rid of you nagging customers and I will be happy blogging and investing full time! (It doesn’t cost a thing to dream, right?)

I finally was able to grab the perfect gift for my wife: The Alpine CDE-103BT Bluetooth CD Receiver w/ USB & iPod Controller. The prior unit did not have Bluetooth or USB, so burning music CDs is no longer required since she just has to plug in her USB flash memory stick. She loves my gift since she uses the car for work + taking kids to daycare on a daily basis.

Just like every year since our marriage in 2005, our families will meet at our house tonight, on Christmas Eve, for good food followed by exchanging gifts. I still have to find out what my wife bought me this year!

On to our weekly blog roundup:

Invest it Wisely: How to Profit in Gold

Boomer and Echo: Benefits Of TFSA vs. Non-Registered Account

Sustainable Personal Finance: The Beauty in Saving Your Skin and the Water Supply

The Passive Income Earner: How to improve your cash flow by optimizing and reducing your automated spending

Canadian Finance Blog:10 Free Sites for Personal and Family Budgeting

My Own Advisor interview with Derek Foster

Canadian Business Blog: 7 investing experiences

Money Smarts: TFSA December Transfer Strategy

Andrew Hallam: Holiday Season Gift Ideas

Money Reasons: Time To Sell Year End Capital Losses?

Squirrelers: 5 Ways to Save Money at Airports

Yes I am Cheap: Finance 101: How To Avoid Bad Tenants

Young&Thrifty: How to Use the Home Buyers Plan

Merry Christmas All!