Link Love – It’s Christmas Party Season

| December 15, 2012 | 48 Comments

Christmas is seriously my favourite time of year. Always has been. There’s just something magical in the air. I mean there are chocolates and treats everywhere; an excuse to go shopping without feeling guilty; pretty lights on houses; and of course, the parties are great too. Today is the start party season for me with my staff Xmas party. And what’s great too is I just received the dress I order from Urban Outfitters just in time (yay!). My BF has two staff parties, though one of them may fall through, and then I’ve got two parties held by friends. How am I going to keep up my regular blogging schedule? I have no idea, but I guess I’ll just have to figure that out.

Ok, onto some weekly link love!

December Goal: Money Hoarding by A Fistful of Dollars

What Would You Get if You Won a $700 Best Buy Gift Card by Blonde on a Budget

Goodbye Norway by Blonde on Budget

How a Single Person Should Live if They Want to Be Rich by Brick by Brick Investing

Looking Back, Looking Forward by Budget & the Beach

The Celebrate Like Scrooge Gift Exchange by Canadian Budget Binder

Guarding Your Personal Information from Corporate Interests by Club Thrifty

GIF Parade: PF Blogger Edition by Debt and the Girl

Who Paid for Your Wedding? by Evolving Personal Finance

Is There Ever a Reason to Blow Your Christmas Budget? by Eyes on the Dollar

The Best Way for College Students to Stay Financially Fit by FemmeFrugality

No More Excuses, Bring Your Lunch to Work by Free in Ten Years

Volatility and Risk by Liquid Independence

Calm After the Storm by From Shopping to Saving

First Steps in Investing in the Stock Market by Frugal Rules

What Gifts Are You Giving for Christmas? by iHeartBudgets

Whether You Like It or Not You’re a Walking Billboard by Makin the Bacon

Maintaining a Minimalist Wardrobe by Making Sense of Cents

Paying For Self Employment Income Tax Year Round by Modest Money

How to Make the Most of LinkedIn by Money After Graduation

When You Don’t Get the Answer You Were Looking For by Money Beagle

My Holiday Time Budget by Student Debt Survivor

Worst Investment Decision by Vanessa’s Money

Have a great weekend everybody!

-Mo’ Houses out!

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  1. Michelle says:

    I would never get plastic surgery, but if others want to and you have the money, then do whatever your heart desires. I’m afraid of getting shots, so someone cutting me open does not sound pleasant.

  2. As of now, the answer would definitely be no. I don’t even wear makeup most of the time, so I’m not super concerned about it. But, I guess there’s always the possibility that could change. Mr. PoP’s mom is thinking about getting a chin-lift since she has some saggy skin under her chin now that she’s almost 60. She has the money, and it would make her extremely happy – so if that’s what she wants to do and it’s not going to compromise her health or wealth – I say go for it!
    On a side note, the dad of one of my friends in middle school was a plastic surgeon and we would occasionally play with boob implants for fun. They feel ridiculous.

  3. Daisy says:

    I may be the anomaly here, but I think plastic surgery is just fine if it helps the individual with their confidence and feeling comfortable in their own skin. I don’t know that people who get botox always end up looking weird, I think that’s only if it’s overdone. Many people get it for migraines etc and they don’t look like that so I think it can be done gracefully.

    I think there is something to be said about feeling good about yourself and if you felt like you could only be happy with the way you look with some .. help, then why not?

  4. I did NOT need to see Donatella to start off my day! :-S haha. I worked at a duty free one summer and was shocked at the amount of $450 face cream we sold. It was mostly to women on Japanese tour buses and sometimes there would be a line purchasing this stuff!
    I had a mole on my back removed that I wanted gone more because it made me self conscious, but the doctor was able to take it off and biopsy it as a medical thing. My parents were going to pay for it if it wasn’t covered by the gvt. So I guess I’m saying there are some things I agree with and others that I don’t. Most guys I know don’t actually like breast implants, for what it’s worth.

  5. I have always wanted to get a nose job. However, I hate pain, so probably never going to happen.

    My husband and I joke that after having kids I can get a boob job and lypo! lol

  6. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    Unless it were for some sort of medical condition, I don’t think I’d get plastic surgery. I know my wife feels the same as well in regards to herself. The thing with plastic surgery is where do you stop? The unfortunate thing about life is that we all get older and if your desire is to stop that you’ll never complete it.

  7. greg says:

    (This is Holly) I want breast implants and a tummy tuck- but I would never do anything to my face! It just doesn’t look right.

  8. bogofdebt says:

    Right now? I’m saying no but I’ve seen people I know get it who don’t look like the scary plastic people. They had what they wanted done and that was it. I do have this weird phobia about getting shots: if I can see them, it’s fine but if I can’t I freak out. Which made the dentist laugh when he had to position the mirror so I could see my mouth….

  9. Modest Money says:

    I think it’s pretty vain to blow money on something like that. If you feel the need to spend money on plastic surgery you usually have some kind of issues accepting who you are. The people who do that kind of stuff while in debt are just straight up crazy. Unfortunately the media just pushes a certain body type and face shape that people seem to want. I know there’s one walk in medical clinic that I used to go to that has all these posters promoting botox injections. It’s sad that instead of focusing on health they are busy trying to make a buck through cosmetic work.

  10. Michelle says:

    I honestly believe that sunscreen, just regular SPF 30 or higher, is the best “investment” one can make to counter anti-aging, and luckily, a pretty decent-sized bottle will only cost around $10!

  11. Cece @Frugalista Married says:

    The thing about it too is that they end up looking even worse. The pic in your post is a perfect example. What the heck happened to her? Or should I say what did she do to herself? She looks freakish not beautiful and I’m sure it cost her a fortune.

  12. MyCanuckBuck says:

    Not on my face. I think I’m aging fairly well. :) Perhaps, eventually making a few things..perkier..

  13. jefferson @seedebtrun says:

    I would never want the kind of plastic surgery that changes the way I look, but I’d definitely consider getting laser treatments on stretch marks, botox, little tiny improvements like that are no big deal imo. :) I actually wouldn’t judge anyone that would do the majorly transforming kind of surgery either. Whatever makes you feel good about yourself. This is all contingent on the ability to pay for it outright, not take out a loan, and of course not rob your retirement! If you can afford it and you think it will make you happier…go for it!

    • True. And to be fair the woman who got all that work done in the film paid that $35,000 in cash. But it was all the stuff after where she was trying to bargain with the plastic surgeon to get a deal doing her chin that worried me.

  14. The only thing I can say about this, is I literally almost puked on my laptop when I saw the picture of that woman. To answer the question, I’m a guy … I can’t think of any guys I know that would do plastic surgery or botox unless it was strictly for cosmetic purposes (i.e. missing a chin, an ear, etc.). Heck, my DW once told me to take the skinny jeans back (that she had suggested), because I don’t have a butt. Were my feelings hurt … not in the least. LOL

  15. Emily @ evolvingPF says:

    Thanks for including my post! I guess academia is on a sped-up schedule because all our parties are over with and the town is emptying out this weekend. Our last event is a Christmas concert my husband’s band is performing at a local mall.

  16. Michelle says:

    Thanks for mentioning Jordann’s post on my blog! And I agree, Christmas is my favorite time as well. All of my friends say I’m usually in an annoying Christmas mood haha

  17. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    Thanks for the mention! I would have to agree, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Have a great weekend!

  18. Thanks for the mention. I love Christmas as well, but more for the family time than the gifts. Enjoy your parties.

  19. well this explains a lot! couldn`t understand the “many” views I got on the goodbye norway post. thanks for the link! :-) have a nice weekend!

  20. Mikhaila says:

    Thanks for the link!

  21. Liquid_Independence says:

    Hard to say no to free food and festivities. Have fun at those parties. You can make shorter blog posts if you don’t have time to make regular length ones. Thanks for the mention :0)

  22. Country Girl says:

    Thank ye kindly for the link love. I love Christmas parties too. It’s fun to have a reason to get all gussied up and stuff my face full of turkey and chocolate. Have fun at all those parties!

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