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Happy Friday, everyone! It has been a busy few weeks at The Heavy Purse as we have been celebrating National Financial Literacy Awareness Month. While the month may be coming to a close, my passion and resolve to help people become financially literate is not ending. And I hope you feel the same way.

Last week, I decided to skip my weekly round-up to continue promoting the wonderful posts from the Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival participants. They did an unbelievable job, and I was incredibly moved by their posts. Thank you again to all the participants. I appreciate everything you do. In case you missed their posts—here they are. Be sure to read their amazing stories.

imageFrugal Rules ~ Reach Financial Independence ~ Eyes on the Dollar ~ Debt Roundup ~ Canadian Budget Binder ~ Johnny Moneyseed ~ Plunged in Debt ~ Tackling Our Debt ~ Femme Frugality ~ The Frugal Farmer ~ One Smart Dollar ~ Young Adult Money ~ The Frugal Path ~ Thrifty Dad ~ Broke Millennial ~ Cash Cow Couple ~ A Young Pro ~ Debtblag ~ The Random Path.

Great Weekend Reads for You

I decided to supersize this week’s edition and feature the best of the best from the past two weeks. Happy reading!

Mackenzie from The Random Path writes beautifully about how fear had its claws in her At Night. And the serenity that eventually followed her sleepless nights.

In his post, I Don’t Want Fries with My Retirement, Mr. 1500 recalls seeing an elderly woman working at McDonalds and his plan to avoid a similar fate.

Glen from Monster Piggy Bank shares 20 Things I Have Learned Since Becoming a Dad. Oh, how I can relate. 🙂

In his guest post at Eyes on the Dollar, Todd from Fearless Men asks Is Fearing Inducing You to Spend Money When You Know You Shouldn’t? Sadly, it seems to be a common occurrence.

Tonya from Budget and the Beach shares how Frugal: My New Normal is living the good life. Also, for you pet owners, I highly recommend Pepe’s post, Do I Need an Emergency Fund? One Cat’s Dilemma.

Laurie from The Frugal Farmer invited Fehmeen from Management Mafia to share 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Your Children Personal Finance. Great advice with a heavy dose of humor. Love it!

It’s very easy for parents to inadvertently go overboard trying to give their kids the best life possible. Brian from Luke 1428 reminds us It’s Okay to Create Cheap Memories and the value of an experience isn’t relative to its cost.

In the wake of all the scary news last week, Kym from My Mommas Hands Turned Off My Computer/Radio and Went for Walk instead. Sometimes the best way to keep perspective is to remind yourself there is still beauty and goodness in the world.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Enjoy your weekend everyone!


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April 26, 2013  •  30 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Hi Shannon! Thanks for the mention, and for sharing Fehmeen's post - wasn't it great? Have a great weekend, my friend. Hoping you'll have warmth and sunshine as usual. We get 70's here this weekend - yea! :-)
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! It was a great post and I love her sense of humor too. :) From snow to 70 degrees—only in Minnesota! Enjoy your beautiful weekend!
  2. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention again Shannon and I have appreciated the promotion of the posts that you have done. Mine has been picked up by quite a few places, so I am happy for that. I hope you have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      You're welcome, Grayson. The month isn't over yet, so you'll probably see another round or two of promotions! :) And I'm so pleased to hear that your post have been picked up by others too. Makes my day! You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thanks again so much Shannon for the mention. Like Grayson, my post was picked up by a number of places which was great. What makes me even happier is that I know you're out there carrying the torch to bring the need for financial literacy into the light. Have a great weekend! :)
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      You're welcome, John! It really makes me happy to hear how everyone's posts have been so popular with everyone. You guys wrote your hearts out and it shows. I appreciate your kind words and my work is easier since I have people I can count on like you! You have a great, no-snow weekend!
  4. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Awesome list of reads Shannon! Have a wonderful weekend :-)
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      Thank, Sicorra! You have a great weekend too! :)
  5. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      You too! Have fun celebrating your daughter's b-day! :)
  6. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Glad to be a part of the financial literacy group! Thanks Shannon!
    • Friday, April 26th, 2013
      You're welcome! I appreciate you and Vanessa's participation! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
  7. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thanks for including me Shannon - I really appreciate it :)
    • Saturday, April 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Glen! Have a great weekend! :)
  8. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thanks for including my post yet again!
    • Saturday, April 27th, 2013
      No problem, DC. Thank you again for your support of Financial Literacy month!
  9. Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Thanks again for all you do and for including me. Have a great weekend.
    • Saturday, April 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Kim. Thank you for everything you do too! Enjoy your weekend! :)
  10. Saturday, April 27th, 2013
    Thank you so much for the inclusion Shannon! I really appreciate it!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)
    • Saturday, April 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mackenzie. Loved your post. Enjoy your weekend and hopefully your move went smoothly! :)
  11. Saturday, April 27th, 2013
    Hi Shannon! Thanks for mentioning CBB my friend. It's always a pleasure. Enjoy this lovely weekend, I know I am!
  12. Saturday, April 27th, 2013
    Thanks for the great reads! Hope you have a good weekend.
  13. Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    Shannon, what an incredible week this was for you and all the bloggers you helped to promote! You are one of the busiest and productive people I know right now. Way to go, and thanks for all your support :)
    • Sunday, April 28th, 2013
      Thanks, Tony! The participants did a great job and it was a honor to host the carnival. Thank you for your support and enjoy your test retirement. :)
  14. Fehmeen - Management Mafia
    Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    Hello Shannon,

    Thanks for mentioning my post here and complimenting it here too :D It makes me all the more happier to see you promote it to your readers, and I'd love to write an article for your site too to show my thanks!

    Have a great week!
    • Monday, April 29th, 2013
      You're welcome, Fehmeen! It was a great post and a topic close to my heart. :) You have a wonderful week too!
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