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Blog Roundup: Week of February 10, 2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I know not everyone is a huge fan of the holiday as it has become overly commercialized, but I cannot help enjoy a day that celebrates love. Of course, I believe we should show our love every day, although I didn’t mind receiving a few extra hugs and kisses from the girls today either. šŸ™‚

This week I shared with you Couples Financial Therapy: 4 Keys to a Happy Marriage just in time for Valentine’s Day. Nothing is more romantic than having a financially strong and happy marriage! Open communication is a must and keeping money secrets does more harm than good. It may feel awkward initiating the conversation but it gets easier. Eventually, you will look forward to those talks and seeing your progression against your shared goals.

Special thanks to Thrifty Dad, Luke 1428, Everybody Loves Your Money, The Frugal Farmer, and Not Now Mom’s Busy for mentioning The Heavy Purse. I appreciate your support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from this past week! Enjoy!

Shannon from Financially Blonde (and no, she’s not my twin sister!) recommended 5 financial facts you should share with the one you love as part of her Music Mondays: Open Your Heart series. We’re on the same wavelength when it comes to the importance of open communication with loved ones. Anthony over at Thrifty Dad also shared The Secrets to a Financially Happy Marriage. I love his philosophy that the couple who saves together, stays together.

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents shared The Reasons Why You’re Still in Debt. Debt can be a slippery slope for many of us, and Michelle shares some of the common reasons why we keep sliding down that slope.

Liz from Budgeting for More asked Are You a Personal Finance Olympian? She shared what olympic athletes taught her when it comes to building a strong financial foundation for her family.

Catherine at Plunged in Debt shared her plans to teach her daughter about credit cards in Kids and Credit. Kids grow up thinking those cards are magical and a symbol of adulthood and freedom. Like Catherine, I want to make sure my girls know how to use them wisely when they leave home too.

Kali had a great post at LBee and The Money Tree on What Holds You Back from Your Financial Goals. Kali shared how our emotions and mindset can make us our own worst enemy when it comes to achieving our financial goals and building wealth.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s day and weekend!

XOXO,

Shannon

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February 14, 2014  •  11 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    I really enjoyed your post this week! I hope you have a good Valentine's Day and a great weekend!
  2. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    Thank you so much for the mention. I really appreciate it. Have yourself a wonderful Valentine's Day and a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014
      You're welcome, Anthony! You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    Thanks so much for sharing my post this week! We were definitely on the same wavelength even down to blog round ups (I plan to include your post on my weekly update tomorrow. :-) ) Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014
      You're too kind, Shannon (always sounds like I'm complimenting myself! LOL!) I appreciate your support and am always happy to support good work! Have a great weekend!
  4. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    Thank you so much Shannon for the mention. I hope you have a great weekend! :)
    • Shannon
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014
      You're welcome, Michelle! You have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon. I am actually a fan of Valentine's day... my mom still gives my sister and I box of chocolates each year. I love the tradition. Hope you have a lovely weekend : )
    • Shannon
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014
      I don't know how anyone can dislike a day that generally includes chocolate! :) Family traditions are the best. Have a great weekend and enjoy your chocolates, Liz!
  6. Friday, February 14th, 2014
    Hi Shannon,

    Thanks so much for the mention and for sharing your post with us every week!

    I like this weekly series. I don't know a lot of finance bloggers so this post if perfect for me. Thanks for introducing me to them. I'll be checking them out over the weekend.

    TGIF and Happy Valentine's day!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, February 15th, 2014
      Thanks, Corina! There are so many wonderful posts every week that it's hard narrowing it down to five some days! I'm glad this gives you a chance to meet some new PF bloggers. It's a great community and lots of supportive advice. You have a wonderful weekend too!
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