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Blog Round-Up: Fall Edition

Blog Round-Up: Fall Edition

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day and didn’t work too hard. šŸ™‚ It’s been sweltering hot all week, which isn’t much fun when you’re busy unpacking box after box (and sometimes questioning why you have all this stuff). We finally moved into our new home and we love it! Or we will when everything is in its place and we can enjoy it.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from August until now. Enjoy!

Dee from Color Me Frugal schooled us on what makes us rich in True Wealth is Not What You Think It Is. Too often we think wealth is measured by things and as Dee pointed out — it’s less about how much you have and more about how you use your money.

Brian from Luke 1428 shared with us Why I’ll Cherish Every Moment of the Next Four Years. His oldest daughter started high school this year, which reminded him how fast life goes by and to cherish every moment. Lauren started middle school this year and before I know it — she’ll be leaving home, which both terrifies me and makes me excited to see who she will become, so I can really relate to how you’re feeling, Brian.

Erin from Young Adult Money shared 6 Financial Lessons I Learned from My Parents. As I’ve said countless times, our kids are always observing us, including how we use our money. Erin’s parents taught her some valuable money lessons (whether intentional or not) and it’s important that we are good financial role models to our kids.

Brian from Debt Discipline proudly proclaimed that he’s Raising Future Millionaires. I love that he’s talking to his kids about money and laying the groundwork for them to make confident financial decisions when they leave home. I’d like to think I’m raising future millionaires too! šŸ™‚

Michelle from The Shop My Closet Project walked us through The Moment Where You Have To Decide Between Quitting or Committing. This is something that almost everyone struggles with at some point. Michelle shares her story and why she chose to commit.

Lauren from LBee and The Money Tree shared What Happened When I Stopped Eating Out for 30 Days. It led to many good shifts, including having some extra money in what I imagine is a fabulous purse, knowing Lauren’s style. šŸ™‚

Mackenzie wrote a beautiful piece, Because It’s Bold. She and her family moved to Portland last year, but after discovering it wasn’t right for them, they are making the bold choice to come back home. California will be glad to have you back!

Well, that’s a wrap for now. Any special plans this weekend?


September 11, 2015  •  16 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, September 11th, 2015
    Thank you so much Shannon for mentioning my post! It means a lot to me :) I will be back in California next month and I can't wait!

    Have a wonderful weekend! XO
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      You're welcome, Mackenzie! Hopefully it will be cooler here when you move back. :)
  2. Friday, September 11th, 2015
    Shannon, thank you so much for sharing my story! Committing has created a "shift" and the Universe finally believes me! Work is starting to come my way.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      Yeah!!! I'm so happy to hear that, Michelle. Commitment really makes a huge difference and I'm glad you're already starting to reap the rewards.
  3. Friday, September 11th, 2015
    Thanks for including my post Shannon!. So important to teach our children about finances!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      You're welcome, Brian! And I agree 110%!
  4. Saturday, September 12th, 2015
    Thanks for including Erin's post! Always appreciated. This weekend I have no major plans. Got 10+ hours of sleep last night and slowly easing into Saturday. I suppose I have a lengthy "to do" list, but everything will get done in due time. Hope you have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      You're welcome, DC. No plan weekends are some of the best weekends to have!
  5. Saturday, September 12th, 2015
    I enjoyed reading Erin's post on the lessons she learned from her parents. It's very inspirational and learned some of the salient points about financial and money lessons. Thanks for sharing!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      I always like hearing what lessons others have learned from their parents. It's so important that we make the effort to teach our kids how to think about money and build that healthy relationship with money.
  6. Saturday, September 12th, 2015
    These are great posts. Thank you for sharing! Good luck with your unpacking, and enjoy your new home!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, September 13th, 2015
      Thanks, Sylvia!
  7. Monday, September 14th, 2015
    Erin post made me realize how much glad I am that my parents taught me the value money and to have a good relationship with money. Without their learning, I might have struggled when it comes to finances. Luckily, I learned a lot from them and applied what they taught me. And I am definitely passing these on to my kids. Thanks Shannon.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, September 17th, 2015
      I'm so glad to hear that your parents taught you about money when you were child. It sad to say, but that is unfortunately a rarity, although we're doing our best to change that! I'm thrilled you're passing on your learnings to your children and helping another generation be financially literate.
  8. Thursday, September 17th, 2015
    I haven't read the others, but just read Mackenzie's post and LOVED it! That girl has a way with words. Have a great weekend, Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, September 17th, 2015
      Me too, Laurie. She is an amazing writer!
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