Last night I volunteered my time for Operation Red Nose, a program dedicated to the fight against impaired driving during the holidays.  The mission of Operation Red Nose is to encourage responsible behavior with regard to impaired driving by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members, the financial benefits of which are redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth.

If this program exists in your area, I strongly encourage you to volunteer for Operation Red Nose and/or use the service this holiday season.  It’s a great service for the community and helps to keep our roads safe.

This week on Moneyville I wrote about why we chose a new house over resale, and I listed 7 reasons to avoid extended warranties.

Here are some other interesting personal finance articles from this week:

  1. Money Smarts Blog found something odd with Canadian Tire MasterCard Rewards
  2. Young and Thrifty said who needs Realtors when you can list your home yourself?
  3. Stupid Cents shared how to find the best deals holiday shopping online
  4. Couple Money spent time reviewing our family’s 2011 budget
  5. Planting Money Seeds posted about violating a personal finance rule: I just bought a new car!
  6. Out of Your Rut listed 10 reasons why people can’t get out of debt
  7. Roth IRA blog explained How large of an emergency fund do you need in retirement?
  8. Smart on Money wrote about saving money on video games for a more frugal gaming experience
  9. Best Rates In reviewed the online brokerage: ShareBuilder
  10. SEO Writer listed 8 reasons not to hire a ghost writer

We were also included in the following blog carnivals this week:

Have a great weekend everyone!

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