Friday Finance Round Up – The End of Oprah Edition

by Jason on November 20, 2009

Wow!  Big news from the Harpo camp yesterday regarding Oprah Winfrey‘s retirement from her TV show in 2011.  

She’s been on the air for 25 years.  Whether you’re a fan or not (I’m in that camp) that’s some pretty big news – apparently she’s going to start a cable channel and try to become even more powerful!

I can’t believe it’s Friday already, but here we are looking at another round up.  It’s been a great week for posts out there in the blogosphere.  Here’s a look at a few of them:

4 Ways to Develop a Thankful Heart Before ThanksgivingBible Money Matters

Craig Ford lays out some ideas on getting our minds and hearts right as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thankfulness doesn’t always come from our financial progress. 

Create a Five Year Financial Plan – One Money Design

Jason offers a free spreadsheet to dowload that looks at a five-year plan.  Take a look and incorporate some of your own numbers to keep you on the right track!

The How Much Your Debt Costs Spreadsheet Debt Free Adventure

This must be the week for spreadsheets.  Matt offers up a free spreadsheet to calculate and track how much you pay in interest each month on your debt.  If you want an eye opening experience to help motivate you to get rid of your debt…download this!

How to Become a Successful Secret ShopperGeneration X Finance

I’ve always wanted to do this.  Just the thought of stealthily going around and checking up on people while making some coin seemed fun – but I’ve heard of a lot of scam companies that reportedly are in this business.  Jeremy offers up some good tips and some links to reputable sites.

Frugal Ways to Celebrate the Holidays My Dollar Plan

Some great tips for spending more time with family and spending less money.

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