Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 9, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The girls are headed into the last week of school next week and they are understandably pretty excited. I enjoy the extra time with the girls, but I won’t deny missing the routine school provides too. Of course, everyone deserves a break and knowing what I know now, I tell the girls to really enjoy those weeks off. šŸ™‚

A Quick Recap

This week I shared with you that 77% of parents admit to keeping money secrets from their kids. Now understandably there is some information that is private, but there is a difference between choosing to keep your net worth or the amount in your 401k private, than outright lying to your kids too. There is a delicate balance parents need to find where you can be honest and reduce or minimize fear, rather than create it. In the heat of the moment, lying may seem like an easy way out, but ultimately it creates more problems. I also shared my review of my good friend Laurie’s new ebook: How To Teach Kids about Money on Wednesday. It’s a quick and inexpensive read and I highly recommend it.

Thanks for Your Support

The Heavy Purse was mentioned in a few places in the past few weeks. Special thanks to Canadian Budget Binder, The Finance Girl, Busy Mom Budgets, How to Save Money and The Frugal Farmer. I appreciate your support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!

Tonya from Budget and The Beach shared her Fierce Determination to excel and go wherever she wants in life. Love the concept behind a camper and climber too. Read her post to find out which one you are.

Michelle over at Shop My Closet Project told us that You Might Not Have a Job Problem but a Life Problem. Michelle discovered what she thought was a work issue was actually a life problem. Through taking time for herself, she is now experiencing positive changes in both life and work.

Holly at Club Thrifty reminded us of the importance of Knowing When to Splurge. We so often look for ways to save money that we need to remember that mindful splurges are welcome too. I particularly love that Holly worked hard to make their splurge as affordable as possible than happily spent the money to make a dream come true.

Liz at Budgeting for More is celebrating 4 Years of Marriage with 4 Financial Lessons Learned. Whether you’re newly married or have many years of wedded bliss, Liz shares some great lessons. Tip #1 is my favorite.

Mark also known as the Money Saving Dude gathered an impressive amount of personal finance bloggers (including me!) to share some Money Saving Tips. He clearly put a ton of time and effort into this massive undertaking and the tips are phenomenal. Be sure to check out his post.

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Enjoy your special day!


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June 13, 2014  •  22 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    I bet most parents can't wait for school to start in the Fall ;) Like you said, though, everyone needs a break and it'll be nice for your girls to have the Summer off. Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Yes, I think you're right. :) We enjoy spending more time with them during the summer, but I am always happy when it's time for them to go back. Have a great weekend, DC!
  2. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    You are so very welcome, Shannon! I absolutely enjoy reading your blog and look up to you as a blogger. Thanks!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Thank you for your kind words, Natalie! I appreciate them very much! Have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    The summer is over. My kid just had her first week of school. When she's at school, I really miss her because she's the one who makes us happy at home. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Our summer is beginning and your's is ending. I do miss the girls when they are at school but work keeps me busy and they keep me on my toes after work. :)
  4. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    We have a week and a half left of school and I don't know who is more excited. My son is not the best morning person, so it will be nice to not have to coax him or drag him out of bed for a few months. :-) Happy Father's Day to Chris!! I hope that you and the girls spoil him rotten!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      I hear you, Shannon! Some mornings it can be tough to get them out of bed, so it is nice when they can sleep in a bit. Happy Father's Day to Mr. Financially Blonde too. We have a special day planned for Chris and I'ms rue he'll love it!
  5. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    Thanks again for reviewing my book, Shannon. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      You're welcome, Laurie. Happy to support you! Hope Rick has a wonderful father's day!
  6. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    It's crazy to think that it's that time of year that school is over as this year is just flying by! We've been out for a few weeks here already and the fall will be here before we know it. Hope you have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Once the girls get out, summer just passes by in the blink of an eye. Fall will be here before you know it and we'll be sending them back. Have a great Father's Day, John!
  7. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    Man, your school year goes really late! Here in the midwest the kids have been out for about 3 weeks already. You must start later too though. Hope you get to enjoy the summer with your girls!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      We actually go back in the end of August but I think we get more time off during the year. I'm sure it equals out in the end! Have a great weekend!
  8. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    Happy Friday! Thank you so much for including my post. I'm so glad to free up the mental energy that I used on work related worries to other more important things.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      You're welcome, Michelle! I'm so glad you cleared up your mental energy - it really does change everything and can make a huge difference in how you look at life and work.
  9. Friday, June 13th, 2014
    Man it seemed like school just started! Have a great weekend Shannon and thanks for the link love!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      It does feel like to just started, although Lauren and Taylor might beg to differ! LOL! You're welcome and thank you back for your link love!
  10. Saturday, June 14th, 2014
    I miss summer break. My nephew keeps asking, "Is it summer vacation?"
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      I miss summer break too, Michelle. It was quite lovely having those weeks off. :) Have a great weekend!
  11. Sunday, June 15th, 2014
    Happy Father's Day! When I was a kid, my summers were totally booked. In retrospect, I'm sure that was more for my parents' sanity than anything ;)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Thanks, Stefanie! LOL! I bet you're right and I'm going to plead the 5th as to whether I do the same. ;)
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