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Blog Round-Up: Week of April 1, 2013

Blog Roundup

It’s been another great week at The Heavy Purse. On Monday, we began celebrating National Financial Literacy Awareness Month. While sadly too few people are aware of this (more people know it’s National Grilled Cheese Month—no joke!), it does make me really happy to see everyone help spread the word on such an important topic.

Please note that I am also posting on Wednesdays during April to provide some additional tips this month. Have you taken my Financial Literacy Quiz yet? 🙂

I read a lot of great posts this week, but after some reflection, I decided to only share a few of them. These are the posts that remind me why I do this and push me to give a little bit more. Read them and see if you feel the same way.

LBee from LBee and The Money Tree shared some Insights from a Speaking Gig where she spoke to a group of teenagers living in a shelter. It both broke my heart (Come on Mom! Come on girls!) but also gave me hope. Parents are the best teachers, but some will never step up to the plate, so I’m glad people like LBee are there to be a good role model.

Justin from The Frugal Path went on a righteous rant in his post, Financial Literacy Has a Month, Now Let’s Teach It. I couldn’t agree more. Having a nationally recognized month is a good start, but we need to embrace financial literacy as a personal responsibility.

John from Frugal Rules shares how becoming financially literate is similar to a baby’s (or in this case, JP’s) first steps in Financial Literacy: Taking Your First Financial Steps. Most of us become financially literate through trial and error. Along the way, we might take a tumble or two, but like JP, we have to get up and keep trying.

Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder let another reader share her story in There and Back Again: A Spenders Financial Journey. Childhood money observations caused Lindsey to have a love/hate relationship with money. She is well on her way to eliminating her debt, but her story served as an important reminder that our kids are always watching us.

Well, that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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April 5, 2013  •  18 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Ok, I am SO excited, probably more than I should be, that it's National Grilled Cheese Month!. :-). But moreso excited for our month of Financial Literacy Awareness, of course. Have a great weekend, Shannon. I trust you received my email yesterday with the required info?
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      Grilled cheese is pretty important! :) And since it's generally an affordable meal, we can say it's a good companion to our far more important topic!! :) You have a wonderful weekend, too. And I emailed you back - sorry for the delay!!
  2. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Thanks so much for the mention Shannon, I really appreciate it. It's National Grilled Cheese Month?! I wish I would've known! ;) Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      You're welcome, John! You'd better make your children some grilled cheese sandwiches to celebrate! :) You have a wonderful weekend too!
  3. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Excellent list of reads Shannon! Have a wonderful weekend :-)
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      Thanks Sicorra! You have a great weekend too!!
  4. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      Thanks, Holly! You guys have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Those are great posts Shannon. Thank you for opening our eyes to the National Financial Literacy Awareness Month, that is more important than grilled cheese. Have an awesome weekend.
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      I'm sure there are some foodies that might disagree, but financial literacy definitely trumps grilled cheese! I'm glad I can help create awareness and thank you for helping me do so. You have a fantastic weekend too!
  6. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Great links! I enjoyed the reads and hope you have a great weekend.
    • Friday, April 5th, 2013
      Thanks, Tony! You have a wonderful weekend too!
  7. Friday, April 5th, 2013
    Grilled Cheese has a month? That's precisely why I'm against these month things, except for the financial literacy awareness month. That's a keeper.
    Thanks for including me in the list and pointed out that April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. I agree that too few people understand how their money works.
  8. Saturday, April 6th, 2013
    Looks like some great posts to read. Thanks for sharing these posts with us Shannon.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    • Monday, April 8th, 2013
      Thanks Corina! Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!
  9. Andy Lewis
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Nice post .Financial literacy awareness is most vital niche for everyone .Thanks for doing awareness for everyone .
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