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Personal Finance Twitter Chat Recap

Posted by : Premraj | Posted on : Friday, December 11, 2009

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Wednesday night was the first ever personal finance Twitter chat.  I co-hosted the chat with @wisebread from Wisebread.com and this weeks topic was Holiday Savings.  The chat could not have went better and there was an even larger turnout than expected, and I know there were more who wanted to attend but had conflicts.  This is a good sign for the future of the personal finance chat and I know we will only build on this momentum to grow it even more so for the community.  There were a ton of great ideas and tips that were shared.  Here is a short recap below of a few responses and a list below of everyone who participated.

For those who participated I want to thank you again for helping making the session a successful one and I hope to see you at the sessions in the future.

The next session will be next Wednesday December 16th at 7 PM EST with the hashtag #bp.

If anyone would like to co-host a session with me, shoot me an email at [email protected].  Dates are closing up so hurry!

Question 1: How are you planning on saving this holiday?

@frugaldad I do just about all my shopping online, but I go to the stores to “kick the tires” on electronics and appliances. #bp

@monroeonabudget we’re relying on decorations that we already have – there’s plenty to swap in and out from year to year #bp

@charissacowart I’m making a lot of gifts myself #bp

@lazymanandmoney I used a lot of the Amazon Holiday Deals. I got lucky they had a lot of things on my wife’s list. #bp

@frugalnyc Save on holiday shopping? Making a list of must buy list and sticking to it. cut the number of items down to the best ones #bp

@fiscalfizzle we’re using a lot of our leftover gift cards, gifts we’ve accumulated over the years, and otherwise being xtra frugal. #bp

@moneywisemoms I’ve actually gotten a lot of holiday decorations, extra cards, tins to reuse, etc. from Freecycle. Free to me & saves on trash #bp

@moneyfunk homemade baked goods are usually always a winner. following suit this year – going to have fun baking wk before Christmas 🙂 #bp

@moneystrands My family drew names this year so that rather than buying for everyone, we buy for one person. Saves time and money! #bp

Question 2: Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

@mrsmicah economy hasn’t affected our holiday spending much. we were tight w/money earlier because of our debt. 🙁 #bp

@monroeonabudget not buying as much candy for stockings. I have candy cane and Debbie cakes, that’s probably it. #bp

@frugaldad Economy affected holiday spending? Not really, since we save a little throughout the year just for Christmas it was there. #bp

@fiscalfizzle Economy? Yes, definitely–largely due to pay cuts, job loss, etc. Definite effect #bp

Frugal Dad

Monroe on a Budget

Charissa Cowart

Frugal NYC

Fiscal Fizzle

Money Wise  Moms

Money Funk

Money Strands

Shannon Paul

Lazy Man and Money

Shaylasr

They Call Me Cheap

Sun Financial

Money Relation

Centsible Life

The David Beach

Mrs Micah

OKE_News

Brielle R27

Money Highway

B4Uinvest

Robgarciasj

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