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Blog Round-Up: 4th of July Edition

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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! When holidays fall mid-week, it makes it even harder to go back to work, especially on a Friday. I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right? Even though it was a short week, there was still plenty of activity at The Heavy Purse, including my first giveaway.

Thanks to DC at www.YoungAdultMoney.com and Sicorra at www.TacklingOurDebt.com for putting together the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway. One lucky person will win a $480 Cash Prize and enjoy some summer fun on us. The giveaway is open worldwide, and you can enter at the bottom of the post. Good luck!

A Few Good Reads

Greg from ThriftGenuity had a great guest post at Mom and Dad Money on Questions to Consider when Choosing a Health Plan for Your Family. Greg works in the health insurance industry and shared some great insight with us.

Mario over at Debt Blag shared his July Networth and June Goal Updates. Mario was almost $500k in debt (consumer, student and mortgage) and has been doing a great job eliminating it. His new impulse savings plan is great way to see how much money you spend on spur of the moment purchases and redirect the money towards paying off your debt.

Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder shared The Top 5 Things I Love about Canada in honor of Canada Day. It was great tribute to the country he now calls home.

Joe at Stacking Benjamins was getting sentimental in Bats, Protestors and My Son’s Orientation. Seeing all those young people getting ready to pursue their own dreams at college made Joe ask himself, “What magic am I creating?” I can’t wait to see what you do next.

Jeremy at Modest Money asked Is Being a Jerk Blogger Really Worth it? I say no. We don’t all have to think and feel the same but being respectful is what truly gets you heard.

And since we’re heading into the weekend, I wanted to end with my good friend Kerry over at Breadwinning Mama who shares 10 Blissful Summer Moments for Kids Then and Now. Some great ways to keep your kids busy this summer and create great memories.

Before you leave—don’t forget to enter the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway for your chance to win $480! Good luck!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

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July 5, 2013  •  22 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    Some good posts here, plus I love the giveaway ;) Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      Thanks again for including me in the giveaway! Have a great weekend. :)
  2. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    Looks like some great stuff here, Shannon - thanks for sharing! Glad to be partnering with you in the giveaway too: have a great weekend :-)
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      Thanks, Laurie! Glad to be part of the giveaway too. You have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    Thanks for sharing Greg's post. It was really helpful for me as well, as health insurance is an area where I don't have much expertise. Hope you guys had a great 4th and a fun weekend!
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      You're welcome, Matt! You have great weekend too!
  4. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    Thanks for sharing my post Shannon! Have a great weekend. It's raining here so I won't be getting too much done but on the flip side, it's free water for the plants.
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr. CBB! Hopefully you got a little break from the rain and chance to get outside. :)
  5. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    The giveaway has been a huge success! Thanks again for participating. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your summer with your family :-)
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      You're welcome, Sicorra - thanks again for inviting me! Have a great weekend!
  6. Friday, July 5th, 2013
    Hey Shannon, You have a nice line up of posts here! Hope you had a great 4th of July. Cheers, buddy!
    • Sunday, July 7th, 2013
      Thanks, Lindsey! You have a great weekend and Happy Belated Canada Day to you! :)
  7. Monday, July 8th, 2013
    Hope you had a great holiday weekend!!!
    • Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
      I did! Hope you did as well. :)
  8. Greg@Thriftgenuity
    Monday, July 8th, 2013
    Thanks for the inclusion Shannon! Some other terrific reads as well.
    • Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, Greg. It was a great post!
  9. Monday, July 8th, 2013
    Awesome reads Shannon, thanks for the inclusion. Hope y'all had a great holiday weekend!
    • Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
      You're welcome! I did and hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend too. :)
  10. Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
    Hey! I finally get back to reading after a fun road trip and discover that you've mentioned my piece. Thanks for including it. This is a strange time for me with lots of big events on the horizon....

    BUT I DID have a great 4th of July. We road tripped to knock two more baseball stadiums off of our list (Kansas City and St. Louis). I'd never been to Kansas City. What a beautiful town.
    • Thursday, July 11th, 2013
      Big events on the horizon - I like the sound of that. Looking forward to hearing more about it. We had a great 4th too, hanging out at the beach. :) Sounds like you had a fun trip too!
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