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Blog Round-Up: Week of February 17, 2014

Blog Roundup

February is sure cruising by—isn’t it? I know for many this winter has been particularly frigid and snowy, so you are probably pretty happy to be inching closer to Spring. I am too. šŸ™‚

This week I shared an interesting infographic on Financial Infidelity. Most of us would agree that marital infidelity is wrong, but it appears fewer couples feel as strongly about financial infidelity. I’ll dig a little bit deeper on next Monday’s post on how to minimize the potential risk of financial cheating in your relationship. Often times it starts innocently enough or isn’t done maliciously but can still ultimately ruin a once happy union.

A Few Good Reads

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

Laurie, aka The Frugal Farmer, reminded us to Not Let the Success of Others Keep You from Achieving Your Goals. Even when we are genuinely happy for someone’s success, it’s human nature to compare ourselves and sometimes we end up feeling a bit defeated. Laurie offers some good advice to help recharge your motivation.

Average Joe from Stacking Benjamins asked us What Can We Learn from Drake Bell’s Bankruptcy? A Ton. When celebrities make money mistakes, we blame Hollywood excess. But as Joe points out, we make the same mistakes too, just on a smaller scale.

Mr. CBB over at Canadian Budget Binder asked Do You Live in Financial Independence La La Land? As he points out, financial independence doesn’t just happen; you have to do the work to make it a reality.

Corina from Not Now Mom’s Busy shared 4 Reasons Why My Teenager Got a Job at Tackling My Debt. I love how she’s using it as a way to help teach her daughter about money.

Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life shared Why the Little Things Matter. A snarky comment from an Wall Street Journal article featuring her, reminded her again why the little things do matter and add up over time.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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February 21, 2014  •  17 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    Thanks so much for the mention, Shannon. Looks like some awesome articles here - can't wait to go read them. Have yourself a wonderful weekend, my friend. We'll be digging ourselves out of another snowstorm. Yuck!
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      You're welcome, Laurie! Ugh. Sorry to hear you got blasted with another storm! Hopefully, Spring will be here soon! :)
  2. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    I was thinking the same thing about February - where on earth has it gone? We got a bit of Spring this week with mid 60's, but then followed up with blizzard like conditions yesterday. Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      I think that would be the hardest for me. So nice (practically hot for you!) then a blizzard. Hope you had a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    I agree, February sure has flown by! Have a wonderful weekend Shannon! :)
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      It has. We're in the home stretch now! I hope you had a great weekend too, Mackenzie!
  4. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    I know it's only a few days shorter, but February never ceases to amaze me with its' brevity. Thanks for the mention. Have a lovely weekend!
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      Sometimes I think it feels even shorter because January seems so long! You're welcome, Stefanie and I hope you had a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    It sure is flying by and to be honest I've had enough of the snow. Thanks so much for sharing a Canadian Budget Binder post today. I"m looking forward to your Monday post. Mr.CBB
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      You're welcome, Mr CBB. I really enjoyed your post. I bet you are sick of the snow. The only time I deal with it is when we go skiing, so it's fun ā€¦ for a few days! LOL!
  6. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    Great posts! Thanks for sharing! :)
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      You're welcome!
  7. Friday, February 21st, 2014
    I can't freaking wait until Spring! It's been pretty nasty here. Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      I would be too if I had to put up with the winter you've been having! Hope you had a great weekend!
  8. Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
    Can't wait to read about financial infidelity. It's interesting that there might be a difference at all in people's minds.....

    Thanks for sharing my Drake Bell bankruptcy post. I had no clue who he was until I read about his overspending....incredible.
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 24th, 2014
      Living in LA, we get used to seeing a lot of excess, so it has become less of shock when I hear about celebrities losing this fortune, but it so sad. You know they thought they were set for life. The money would keep rolling in but it didn't. So many are surrounded by people giving them bad advice or using them to enjoy the lifestyle.
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