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Blog Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2014

Blog Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2014

It’s been a great and busy summer, but I am ready for the girls to head back-to-school next week. We’ve pretty much completed their school shopping, and they are excited for their first day back. For those who have been in session for a few weeks, I hope you and your kids are back in the school groove. I’m definitely ready for a more regular routine. šŸ™‚

On Monday, I started my series on How to Put Your Financial Affairs in Order. I know this isn’t the easiest topic, but I encourage you take the time and make sure your family is protected when you are gone. And this goes beyond life insurance, but making sure your spouse is up-to-speed on the family finances and prepared to manage them on their own.

On Wednesday, I shared How To Talk to Your Parents about Their Finances. This is another difficult, but important, topic that needs to be delicately handled. I’ll wrap up the series on Monday with a look at long-term care concerns and planning for when your parents can no longer take care of themselves.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!

Travis over at Enemy of Debt shared with us If You’re Going to Succeed, You Have to Have a Plan. I couldn’t agree more. Travis correlates his experience training for an upcoming marathon to managing your finances and success in both demands a plan.

Tonya from Budget and The Beach had another fantastic post on Healthy Acts of Defiance. There will be always be naysayers and I love her take on how to silence your critics.

Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder shared a reader’s dilemma in Couple’s Happy Retirement On Hold Until Son Moves Out. This is unfortunately an all-too common dilemma and find out what Mr. CBB recommends they do.

Vanessa from Liberty Loves Company had a great guest post on Entitlement Syndrome: What It’s Costing You on Reach Financial Independence. We often complain about the entitlement attitude of others, but most of are guilty of making an “I deserve this” purchase too. Find out the real cost of succumbing to those beliefs.

Catherine at Plunged in Debt shared How To Deal with Rejection. Rejection is never easy and I love Catherine’s determination to learn something from the experience and use it to propel her forward, rather than give-up. Rejection is just a speed bump to your final destination.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I can’t believe we’re heading into our last week of August. What are your plans this weekend?


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August 22, 2014  •  13 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    It's so interesting that the back to school process (from the pics my friend have been posting on fb) have been going on all month. So weird to see how everyone starts at different times. We always started the wed after labor day. The summer flew by! Thanks so much for including my post! I really need to take my own advice right now!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014
      I think it used to be more common for everyone to start after Labor Day but now it really varies. Some schools start in early August, which seems so early, but then we didn't get out until the end of June. I noticed the stores have already begun to replace the back-to-school section with Halloween decorations. :) You're welcome and have a great weekend!
  2. Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    I really don't know where the time goes either, it's kind of stressing me out ;) Thankfully, I just have to worry about myself for now.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014
      I know it's a cliche but time really does fly! :) Have a great weekend, Stefanie!
  3. Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    Good point about getting affairs in order. Now that we have a child due any day my wife and I are thinking about getting a will set up because you never know what can happen. We both have life insurance but now we will have a little one to think about. Thanks for the mention mate. Mr.CBB
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014
      You're very welcome, Mr. CBB. And yes, I definitely encourage you to set up a will, especially so you can designate a guardian for your new baby. While hopefully you never need it, you want to be the one choose who is best to raise your child. Have a great weekend!
  4. Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    Will doesn't head back to school until the Tuesday after Labor Day, and I am definitely ready for him to go back. I think we all thrive on consistency, especially kids and the summer is just not made for that. I hope the girls enjoy their last few days of summer and that all goes well on Monday morning! Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014
      We do thrive on consistency or routine. It just makes it easier. :) You have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, August 22nd, 2014
    We'll start school the day after Labor Day. Not so sure the kids are all that thrilled, but I love getting back into the groove of teaching for the year. :-) Have an awesome weekend, my friend!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014
      I'm sure your kids will get in the groove of school pretty quickly. :) You have an fantastic weekend too!
  6. Monday, August 25th, 2014
    Thanks so much Shannon. I was away and juts checking blog stuff now, hope you had a great weekend!
  7. Monday, August 25th, 2014
    I have mixed feelings about the start of the school year...I've always been a summer guy. No homework to help with, no kids to get ready for the bus, no lunches to pack. It's always been an "easier" time for me. But this summer has been CRAZY taxiing people around. I don't know what my family would have done if I didn't have flexible hours and the ability to come and go as I please. I think I'm ready for a more solid routine again....! Thanks for the link love, have a GREAT week!
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