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Blog Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition

Blog Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition

November is one of my favorite months because we celebrate two of my favorite things — my daughter’s birthday and Thanksgiving. Gratitude is a big part of my life and one of things that I am most grateful for is my eldest daughter, Lauren. She is quickly approaching those teen years, which is a tiny bit scary, but she amazes me every day and I love her deeply. She, of course, was the original guinea pig for my money lessons too, and I am very proud to say she is a financially confident girl.

It’s been a very busy month (or year for that matter!) and I have so much to thankful for once again. With Thanksgiving next week, I hope everyone is taking some time to reflect upon their many blessings. It is easy to focus on what’s wrong with the world, and we certainly should not ignore the pain and suffering of others, but we also need to see the good and be that beacon of hope and love the world needs now.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from this month. Enjoy!

Mackenzie from The Random Path wondered If I Waited for Perfection what she would have missed out on. This is something many of us are guilty of doing and a good reminder that perfection might be overrated.

Erin showed us How To Turn Your Financial Goals into a Game in her staff post at Young Adult Money. Making goals fun is an easy and smart way to keep you motivated and Erin has some great suggestions.

Kim over at Eyes on The Dollar shared Financial Literacy is Alive and Kicking. Her daughter’s school had a great lesson in entrepreneurship and saving money for kids that I wish more schools had in their curriculum. Her daughter’s essay is a must-read.

Laurie from Fruclassity shared her process for Setting Goals for the New Year. 2016 will be here in just a few weeks and her process is simple and effective and will put you on the path to goal success in the new year.

Tonya from Budget on The Beach had a timely post on When The World Gets Loud. We are all citizens of the world and our collective response to world events matter. Her call to see the world with a healthy perspective is one I strongly support.

And finally, I’m thrilled to introduce a new blog, A Mindful Migration. Tanya, who many of you know from her posts on The Heavy Purse and runs my annual Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival, launched a new blog on mindful living and spending. Be sure to check out her site and her Black Friday Money Saving Tips, Tools and Apps post.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. What plans do you have for this weekend? I suspect like most of you, we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. The girls are out of school next week and will keep me hopping. 🙂 Have a great weekend, everyone!


November 20, 2015  •  11 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, November 20th, 2015
    Enjoy your weekend Shannon. Having three teenagers in our house, be prepared for the teenage years they are fun and scary all at the same time!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
      Thanks, Brian! I am definitely gearing up for those teens years and definitely believe you when you say they are fun and scary at the same time!
  2. Friday, November 20th, 2015
    I am actually having a girl's weekend with a good friend/client, and I'm excited about the break before we prepare to have guests for Thanksgiving. I hope you have a great weekend!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
      I hope you had a great girl's weekend, Shannon! Nothing is beats getting together with a good girlfriend. :)
  3. Friday, November 20th, 2015
    I imagine as a parent of an almost teen there are mixed feelings about that, only because I remember what I was like as a teen…so I apologize ahead of time. :) Have a wonderful thanksgiving (I think it's supposed to be in the upper 50's-whoa, "winter" weather), and thanks for the link love!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
      You're welcome, Tonya! I remember my teen years too, which is why I'm bracing myself. :) Like Brian said, good and scary times! You have a great Thanksgiving too. Our weather has been so strange again. Warm this weekend and cold again!
  4. Friday, November 20th, 2015
    Happy Thanksgiving Shannon and thanks so much for mentioning my post! :) You are awesome!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
      You're welcome, Mackenzie! You have a great Thanksgiving too!
  5. Saturday, November 21st, 2015
    Thanks for sharing Erin's post, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have much to be thankful for the past year as well. It has been stressful, busy, and I have spent most of the year being focused on work but I can't complain.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
      You're welcome, DC! It's been busy for me too, but I can't complain either. I feel very fortunate to love what I do. :)
  6. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Happy Thanksgiving Shannon and Happy Birthday to your daughter. Have fun and meaningful celebration.
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