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Blog Round-Up: October Edition

Blog Round-Up: Halloween Edition

We’ve made it through another month, folks. It just seems like yesterday we were amazed that it was already October and next week we turn the Calendar to November. The holiday season kicks off tomorrow with Halloween. Are you ready? Candy and costumes bought? This will be our first Halloween in our new home, so it will be interesting to see how our neighborhood celebrates. The girls are excited, of course, and I’m glad Halloween fell on a weekend this year. It’s more fun when you don’t have to worry about school or work the next day. And don’t forget to play The Halloween Candy Game with your kids too!

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorites posts from October. Enjoy!

Femme Frugality shared how she is Teaching My Toddler about Money. You know I”m a huge proponent of talking to kids about money, which should ideally begin when they are toddlers. This is proof that it can motivating, fun and most importantly — get results.

Travis from Enemy of Debt has a great story about his teenage son and a Money Management Win: Treat Savings Withdrawals as a Loan. Love the money values he is instilling in his kids and how he’s encouraging his son to think for himself too.

Ruth from Fruclassity shared 16 Years Old and Saving? What’s the “Why”? Lots of great lessons here for both parents and kids and more proof that kids pay attention to what you say and do.

Kayla from Shoeaholic No More gave us 5 Reasons Why Saving for Retirement is a Lot Like Eating Kale. While I happen to enjoy kale, I know not everyone does, just like some days saving for retirement seems like a chore but is good for our financial health.

Tonya from Budget and The Beach reminded us that Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story. As a numbers person, this is a good reminder to look at the whole picture and to also acknowledge your achievements, big and small.

Natalie aka The Finance Girl highlighted 21+ BLog Posts that Teach You How To Save Money from her own great blog and many other bloggers, including me! It’s a great resource for those ready to start saving or want to increase their savings.

Brian over at Debt Discipline offered some Steps for Preparing Your Children for Adulthood. Helping Lauren and Taylor be future good citizens of the world is important to me and Brian outlines several key steps that can help our kids succeed.

A great post from my fellow blonde friend, Shannon, over at Financially Blonde who encouraged us to Not Let Your Self-Worth Impact Your Net Worth. She hits a hard truth here — one of the first steps to increasing wealth is improving your self worth.

Well, that’s a wrap for this month. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween weekend!


October 30, 2015  •  9 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, October 30th, 2015
    Thanks for including my post along with the other great contributions this month. Have a fun and safe Halloween with the family Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 1st, 2015
      You're welcome, Brian! I hope you had a great Halloween too! :)
  2. Friday, October 30th, 2015
    Thank you so much for including my post Shannon!! I hope that you and the girls enjoy your trick or treating this weekend! We are dressing up in the Mario Brothers theme. Will is going to be Mario, Bill Luigi and I will be Princess Peach. I plan to post pictures on the blog. Enjoy!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 1st, 2015
      I can't wait to see the pictures, Shannon!
  3. Friday, October 30th, 2015
    I too, am glad Halloween falls on a weekend! Today was exhausting enough :) Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 1st, 2015
      It is always nice when holidays like Halloween fall on the weekend!
  4. Saturday, October 31st, 2015
    Congrats on the new house and I hope the girls and you have a fun Halloween! Thanks so much for the link love!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 1st, 2015
      Thanks, Tonya! And you're welcome too. :)
  5. Monday, November 2nd, 2015
    Thank you so much for including my Fruclassity post in this roundup, Shannon! Halloween is a dangerous time for me. If there are mini-chocolate bars around, I'm going to eat them. (But they're too small to have calories, right?)
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