I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 2014 is almost here and it is the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the past year. The Heavy Purse continues to gain new readers every month and your comments, tweets and likes mean the world to me. I’d like to recognize a few of my friends who have helped make the past year so successful.
When I started back in July 2012, I was excited to share my message but wasn’t sure if anyone else cared. 🙂 This is something all new bloggers experience, and I was fortunate to find some great friends who helped me connect with others and showed me the ropes. I am forever grateful.
Thank you for your friendship and support. You made all the difference in the world.
Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt, John at Frugal Rules, Grayson at Debt Roundup, Tonya at Budget and The Beach, Greg and Holly at Club Thrifty, Pauline at Reach Financial Independence, Kim at Eyes on the Dollar, Laurie at The Frugal Farmer, Jefferson at See Debt Run, Average Joe at Stacking Benjamins, Wendy at Girl Meets Debt, Anna at Are Ya Gonna Eat That, Cat at Budget Blonde, Brian at Luke 1428, Anthony at Thrifty Dad, Matt at Mom and Dad Money, Jacob and Vanessa at Cash Cow Couple, Erin at Broke Millennial, Nick at A Young Pro, DC at Young Adult Money, Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder, Mackenzie at The Random Path, Jeremy at Modest Money, Adam at Money Bulldog, Glen at Monster Piggy Bank Sean at One Smart Dollar, Michelle at Making Sense of Cents, Stefanie at The Broke and Beautiful Life, Lindsey at Cents and Sensibility, Hayley at A Disease Called Debt, Corina at Not Now Moms Busy Kerry at Breadwinning Mama, Leah at Raising Flowers with Skids, Charmin at The Momiverse, Eileen at Mom Central, Adrienne at Adrienne Smith.
I cannot thank everyone (so please forgive me if I missed you—it wasn’t intentional!), but please know that I appreciate every reader and your desire to help your kids become Money Smart (and/or yourself!) gives me great hope for the future.
These posts are the ones that struck a chord with you and me.
My youngest daughter, Taylor, joins me for an afternoon of running errands. Along the way, we have some heartfelt money conversations as I demonstrate how to make value-based decisions when shopping.
I share three popular phrases parents often use and should consider avoiding as they can instill false beliefs or create a negative perception about money.
April is Financial Literacy Month and I was honored to host a group of financial bloggers as we recognized this important month and topic with stories on why financial literacy matters to us.
My father taught me money was gift and could bring joy to myself or others when used in alignment with my values. We will always “want” things and should not feel guilty for doing so. What we need to find is that sweet spot—where we spend our money on the things that truly make our heart happy without creating debt.
Debt is one of the hardest topics to discuss with our kids. We want to protect our kids but at the same time, most kids probably sense the tension and realize something is wrong. I shared some simple steps to help you talk about the family debt in a comfortable and save environment with the ultimate goal of getting your kids onboard with your debt repayment efforts.
Thank you again for your support this past year. I am excited for 2014 and can’t wait to see what it holds for The Heavy Purse and you. I wish everyone a joyous and prosperous 2014!
See you next year! 😉
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