Weekly Roundup: Christmas Eve Edition

Just a quick note before the roundup to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If you are like me, you’re probably looking forward to getting this ridiculous season of shopping behind us. I’m looking forward to getting the budget back on track in 2011.

The Frugal Roundup

My buddy J. Money got fired last Friday, which I believe now guarantees he’ll be a huge success down the road.

Here’s a look at the changes to 2011 tax brackets.

Why did I start advocating a one-year emergency fund some time ago? Because the average amount of time to find a new job is 211 days.

It’s a little early for spring cleaning, but I’ve got the itch to reorganize things so I think we’ll start with organizing the pantry. We need to toss the bad stuff and add more basic ingredients.

I’m a big fan of dividend stocks and mutual funds, so it seems natural that dividend mutual funds would make for a potentially good investment.

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  1. If only it was easier to concentrate on the things that truly matter during the Holidays, rather than being driven to shop and consume as much as possible. It was a great holiday season, but I’ll definitely be scaling back in January as well. Happy New Year!