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Blog Round-Up: September 9, 2013

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I’ve received a lot of great feedback and comments on my series on How to Talk to Kids about Money. If we can instill good money habits in our children now, we have paved the path for them to make good decisions as adults. I see so many parents try to give their children everything they want but skip this important step. It’s one gift that your child truly needs.

The Heavy Purse received a few mentions last week and as always, I am incredibly grateful for your support. Thanks go out to Frugal Rules, Enemy of Debt, Mom and Dad Money, Carnival of Financial Independence and I’m Every Woman Weekly. If I missed you, please let me know and I will add you to the list.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Brian from Luke 1428 recommended (not really) Shock Treat To Break Your Financial Procrastination. He gave some great examples of the high cost of waiting to invest.

Cat over at Budget Blonde confessed I Do Not Have It All Together. It’s always a relief to admit that we’re not superwomen, although we are very, very close to being one. 🙂

My new friend, Leah from Raising Flowers and Skids had a wonderful inspiration post, Lighthouse and Quote of the Week. I loved her thoughts on incorporating a guiding light into our own lives. And her quote comes from her son and it’s quite a doozy.

Grayson from Debt Round-Up had a great guest post at Modest Money on Securing Your WordPress Blog. We may think no hacker would target us but they do, and Grayson shared some great tips to secure your blog.

Erin at Broke Millennial asked us to Define Financial Independence. This is an incredibly important question and one we need to answer before we start working towards achieving our vision of financial independence.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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September 13, 2013  •  14 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, September 13th, 2013
    Looks like some great stuff here, Shannon - thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. :-)
    • Friday, September 13th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, September 13th, 2013
    I definitely think you have a good series going! I don't even have kids but I enjoy it for future reference down the road ;) I hope you have a great weekend, Shannon!
    • Friday, September 13th, 2013
      Thanks, DC! I appreciate your kind words and support! You have a fantastic weekend too :)
  3. Friday, September 13th, 2013
    Have a great weekend Shannon! Hope you guys have some fun things planned.
    • Friday, September 13th, 2013
      You have a great weekend too, Matt!
  4. Friday, September 13th, 2013
    Kids are the most valuable asset we have. The best thing we can give them is ourselves. Thanks for the mention Shannon. Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, September 13th, 2013
      They truly are, Brian!! You're welcome and you have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, September 13th, 2013
    I definitely think you've got a good series going on Shannon! It's such an important issue and am thankful you're tackling it. :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Friday, September 13th, 2013
      Thanks, John! You know financial literacy for kids is my passion and I hope I can help parents see the need and give them confidence to teach their children about money. You have a fantastic weekend too! :)
  6. Saturday, September 14th, 2013
    Thanks so much for mentioning my post! I have really enjoyed everything I read on your blog so far - so glad I found it! I love your money series. I have a child in each age group -so I can relate to them all!
    • Sunday, September 15th, 2013
      You're welcome, Leah! I'm glad we connected too and happy that my series have been helpful to you too. :)
  7. Sunday, September 15th, 2013
    LOL Thanks so much for including me!!
    • Sunday, September 15th, 2013
      You're welcome, Cat! I still think you're a superwoman! :)
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