Welcome to the new (and hopefully improved) CSM site! My Saturday was spent trying to get the site redesign up and finalized. I’m nearly finished, but not quite (still need to get some pretty social buttons up). As I’m someone who doesn’t have a huge knowledge of code – everything I know I taught myself through extensive Googling – most of the time I was working on it consisted of me wanting to flip my desk over and throw my computer out the window. As you can see, I still haven’t figured out how to change the dang link colors in the navigation, so if anyone wants to lend me a hand with that, I’d be happy to accept a bit of help! Additionally, if you have any feedback (positive or negative!) about the new look, please feel free to leave me comment with your thoughts.
I’ll be spending lots of time with friends and family this week, so I won’t have my usual Monday post up tomorrow. However, I do have an excellent guest post coming your way Thursday. And if you have some down time during the holiday week, be sure to check out the following great posts from around the web:
If you’re a freelance blogger – or want to be one – you can’t miss Sophie Lizard’s Another 52 Free Resources for Freelance Bloggers. This is an awesome list of great material for those who want to build or improve a freelance blogging career.
Sam from Frugaling shared 5 Tricks To Save Money at Starbucks. If you’re gonna indulge a latte craving, do yourself a favor and read up on these tips (also, be sure to stop by and check out my guest post on his site: Becoming a Runner Saved My Budget).
Tis the season for love and giving – and E.M. over at Journey to Saving is making sure we don’t forget out furry friends. Her post on Donating to the Animals includes a great list of suggestions for non-monetary donations that rescues and shelters need and will gladly accept.
Still have one or two hard-to-buy-for folks that have you scrambling to find a last-minute gift? Already exhausted your Christmas budget? Michelle and Brendan over at Fit is the New Poor have you covered with Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Broke.
Mashable reported today that the payment card numbers and information that was stolen from Target from November 27 and December 15 are now flooding the black market. Forbes has some tips on how you can protect yourself from fraud if you shopped in U.S. stores during that time period (stores in Canada and target.com were not affected).
Erin from Broke Millennial had another article up on Daily Finance, and she was kind enough to ask me for my opinion on Charitable Giving on a Tight Budget. Also, thanks to Clever Dude, The Dime, and Evolving PF for sharing posts from Common Sense Millennial this week.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Meowy Christmas!