Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of April 8, 2013

Blog Roundup

I received some great feedback from you regarding my two posts this week. Many of you were surprised to discover you were emotional shoppers and are taking steps to address your emotional triggers. While others of you are making goal-setting a priority now that you see the role they play in your quest for financial freedom.

I had the great privilege to be interviewed by two of my favorite bloggers—Sicorra from Tackling Our Debt and Laurie from The Frugal Farmer. Ongoing, I will be a regular contributor at Tackling Our Debt, so please look for my posts starting April 24. In the meantime, you can read my interview with Sicorra here. In recognition of Financial Literacy Awareness Month, Laurie interviewed me on favorite topic, which you can read here.

A Few Good Reads

I found so many great posts this week that it was hard to narrow it down to a handful. I know I say that every week, but as I try read a few new blogs each week—my list is getting out of control. šŸ™‚

Grab your coffee and enjoy some great reads!

Kerry from Breadwinning Mama shared 5 Tips to Start Teaching Your Kids About Money.

Johnny Moneyseed thinks it is time to Establish a New American Dream.

Brian from Luke 1428 shares Part 2 in his budgeting series: I Don’t Do a Budget Because.

Holly from Club Thrifty confessed to being a planner in The Advantages of Life Planning.

Eva from Teen Got Cents had a great guest post on Reach Financial Independence. Eva gave her perspective on How a 17 Year-Old Prepares for Her Financial Future.

Marketing guru Adrienne Smith shares Why Blogging Communities Are Big in 2013. This is great news in my opinion. Building a supportive community is incredibly important to me.

Mr. CBB from Canadian Buget Binder reflects on what this all means in Life, Money and Retirement: Skype Doesn’t Reach Heaven.

Tonya from Budget and The Beach warns us to Avoid the Victim Mentality and Take Ownership of Your Life.

DC from Young Adult Money shares his views on why Wanting More Money is Not a Bad Thing … Usually. I agree money itself is not bad. It what we do with it that decides its (and our) fate.

Monday is April 15, so if you haven’t filed your taxes, you better start filling out your tax forms pronto. John from Frugal Rules has a great infographic for those Looking for Last Minute Tax Deducations. John or I cannot be held liable if the IRS disagrees with these deductions. šŸ˜€

And that’s it for this week’s edition. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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April 12, 2013  •  18 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Thank you so much for sharing a CBB post with your audience. Have a lovely weekend my friend. Cheers
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr CBB. It was a great article and I'm happy to share it with others. You have a wonderful weekend too!
  2. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Lol, you mean I CAN"T deduct my ringtone?! I wish I would've known. :) Thanks so much for the mention Shannon and hope you have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      HA! Maybe we should make a special "financial" ringtone then there is no way the IRS can deny our deduction. You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    I enjoyed your interviews Shannon. Great list of reads, some that I already enjoyed and a few that I haven't. I hope you have a great weekend.
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      Thanks, Grayson! Sicorra and Laurie did a great job. You have a fantastic weekend, too!
  4. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Great list of reads Shannon! I'm so happy we connected. You offer extremely valuable ideas\advice\suggestions and support for everyone. Looking forward to next week too :-) In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!!
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      Thanks, Sicorra! I appreciate your support tremendously! Your support has helped me find a great community to be a part of. I'm looking forward to our carnival next week too. It should be great fun! You have a wonderful weekend too and watch out for falling clumps of snow! :)
  5. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    I'm so excited it is April 15th on Monday. My CPA wife will get a little of her life back! Thanks for mentioning my post...have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      I was thinking of your wife when I wrote that. I bet she can't wait! Is April 16 a paid holiday for CPAs? It probably should be. :) Have a wonderful weekend, too!
  6. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Thanks for including my post! I appreciate it. Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      You're welcome, DC. It was a great post. You have a great weekend, too!
  7. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    You had some great interviews this week Shannon! Have a wonderful weekend :)
    • Friday, April 12th, 2013
      Thanks, Mackenzie! Laurie and Sicorra did a great job interviewing me. :) You have a lovely weekend too!
  8. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Another great list Shannon. You're so right about Adrienne, she's truly a guru and you've got that financial guruness yourself missy :)

    Looking forward to checking out the others on this list! Have a great weekend lady!
    • Saturday, April 13th, 2013
      Thanks, Corina! You're the work from home guru, my friend! We are such knowledgeable ladies!! :) You have a great weekend too!
  9. Saturday, April 13th, 2013
    Thanks for the link love, lady! I hope you'll forgive me for our miscommunication earlier. I pretty much suck =/
    • Saturday, April 13th, 2013
      You're welcome, Holly!! You are the opposite of suck, my friend! :) No worries. You have a great weekend!
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