Boomer and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and we hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.  Thank you for making 2011 a memorable year for us.  It’s been amazing to watch this blog grow in just 16 short months, and we’re excited to see what 2012 will bring.

Speaking of next year, Rob Carrick wrote a great article in the Globe and Mail about 12 ways to build wealth in 2012.

This week on Moneyville I looked at my personal inflation rate for the year.  I also wrote about weighing your options before buying a gym membership in the New Year.

Here’s a look at some interesting personal finance articles from around the blogosphere this week:

  1. Canadian Capitalist said if you’re feeling the MER blues, vote with your wallet
  2. Michael James looked at the war on loyal customers
  3. The Blunt Bean Counter asked should your investment income be earned in a corporation?
  4. Young and Thrifty explained how to rent out your basement suite
  5. Financial Uproar wrote about building a passive income stream using preferred shares
  6. Money Mamba asked No, Really – What’s Your Time Worth?
  7. Financial Highway asked should you ever buy a new book?
  8. Bible Money Matter listed Free, Cheap And Affordable Ways To Backup Your Digital Data
  9. Rewards Cards Canada compared the CIBC Visa cards
  10. Canadian Couch Potato chats with Vanguard Canada
  11. Couple Money said it’s Time to Look at Home Insurance Quotes
  12. Retire Happy Blog asked Does giving kids money really help them?
  13. Roth IRA blog asked How Much Can ETFs Save You?
  14. Big Cajun Man reported that CPI was still hot in November
  15. Million Dollar Journey explained why cash is king

And finally, My Own Advisor put a creative spin on the classic, ‘Twas the night before Christmas – personal finance and bloggers edition.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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