Hi everyone! 

Just where did the month go? 2020 is just a stone’s throw away! 

We’re celebrating one year as a community this week. How time flies! It’s been so great supporting each other here. Thank you all for making this community such a special place! 

Is anyone still trying to nail down the right gift? We published our 2019 holiday gift guide last week. With Christmas quickly approaching, we know how challenging it can be to come up with some fun gift ideas. We partnered with some of our favorite brands to put together a list of things to give and share. Whether you want to gift an experience, score a deal on something you can wrap up under the tree or give yourself (and those you love!) the gift of financial peace of mind, we found something for everyone. Check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide now

This will be the last full announcement of the year! As we look to the weekend, let's recap this week’s most talked about threads and a couple that can use some love: 

This week’s most talked about threads:

@John Donaldson shared a really interesting observation. After paying off his credit card balance before the statement date, his FICO score went down! John left a small balance on his credit card this month and he saw his score go up. I know a number of us have had experiences with up-and-down credit scores. If that’s you, chime in on this thread! 

We’d love your thoughts on these threads:

I loved the conversation @Tara Baynard brought up about how she saves money. Does anyone else have any interesting savings tricks to share? 

This Penny Hoarder wants to purchase a used car with a fair credit score. She has a significant amount saved up toward the purchase. The only thing, she wants to ensure she doesn’t get stuck with a bad buy! Has anyone purchased a used car? Please share your advice with this community member.

And, if you’d like some weekend reading… 

With the holidays coming up, you may find yourself making last minute runs to the grocery store. Don’t fall into the trap of overspending where you don’t need to. Here’s an article from The Penny Hoarder about how to save $100 or more at the grocery store. 

See you in 2020!

Maryann

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Maryann posted:

Hi everyone! 

Just where did the month go? 2020 is just a stone’s throw away! 

We’re celebrating one year as a community this week. How time flies! It’s been so great supporting each other here. Thank you all for making this community such a special place! 

Is anyone still trying to nail down the right gift? We published our 2019 holiday gift guide last week. With Christmas quickly approaching, we know how challenging it can be to come up with some fun gift ideas. We partnered with some of our favorite brands to put together a list of things to give and share. Whether you want to gift an experience, score a deal on something you can wrap up under the tree or give yourself (and those you love!) the gift of financial peace of mind, we found something for everyone. Check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide now

This will be the last full announcement of the year! As we look to the weekend, let's recap this week’s most talked about threads and a couple that can use some love: 

This week’s most talked about threads:

@John Donaldson shared a really interesting observation. After paying off his credit card balance before the statement date, his FICO score went down! John left a small balance on his credit card this month and he saw his score go up. I know a number of us have had experiences with up-and-down credit scores. If that’s you, chime in on this thread! 

We’d love your thoughts on these threads:

I loved the conversation @Tara Baynard brought up about how she saves money. Does anyone else have any interesting savings tricks to share? 

This Penny Hoarder wants to purchase a used car with a fair credit score. She has a significant amount saved up toward the purchase. The only thing, she wants to ensure she doesn’t get stuck with a bad buy! Has anyone purchased a used car? Please share your advice with this community member.

And, if you’d like some weekend reading… 

With the holidays coming up, you may find yourself making last minute runs to the grocery store. Don’t fall into the trap of overspending where you don’t need to. Here’s an article from The Penny Hoarder about how to save $100 or more at the grocery store. 

See you in 2020!

Maryann

I have found that my favorite gifts to give are to the people who love sentimental gifts.  Being creative, it is pretty easy to come up with gift ideas that are sentimental.

KellyFromKeene posted:

Happy Holidays y'all! Hope its a great week. 
I'm moving (crazy I know), what are you up to doing? 

I was getting ready to close on both my current home and my new home. Three days before closing, the new home (about 2 years old) the home inspection report, all 25 pages, had so many expensive flaws I had to walk away. I’m tired of living with half my home in boxes, but the new house was extremely dangerous. Sellers decided they could fix a gas furnace by themselves. I’m a good accountant, but I’d never fool with gas or electrics! I’ve decided to sit back and regroup. I had to hire a lawyer because they want me to really buy that place. Not going to happen. So, I’m going through all my junk and pare down to only what I use. I don’t give dinner parties, so crystal, china and sterling flatware are useless things. I need to cull my wardrobe. This little house (1,100 sq ft) has seven large closets. My wardrobe barely fit in all seven. I also used six large dressers. Shoes and handbags went into boxes under beds. I wore uniform from k to 12, then military uniforms! Once I could wear what I wanted, I went nuts. My in-laws past away last year, so I have things from them to find a place.  The next house has to have some modifications AND a yard.  My service dog needs a yard to play and exercise! Any moving tips? I moved a lot with my career, but I’ve been here a long time and the closets are full! P.S. I’m glad 2019 is over. 

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