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Blog Round-Up: Week of January 27, 2014

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Well, we made it through the first month of 2014. Have you set all your goals yet? Honestly, I’m still working on some of mine. In all fairness, I have personal goals, family goals, work goals and The Heavy Purse goals. That’s a lot of goals!

One big goal I have this year is successfully launching my second book. We are inching closer and closer to going to print, and I should be signing off on the final proofs in the next week or two. I feel better prepared since I have one book under my belt. There is still lots to do, but at least I know what needs to be done! 🙂

This week, I posted Fix Bad Money Habits in 4 Steps and Embrace Living within Your Means. It doesn’t surprise to me see that many of you struggled with forgiveness. Next to actually owning that you need to make a change, I think that is one of the hardest steps. Hindsight is always 20/20 and people will spend hours playing the woulda, shoulda, coulda game. I suggest playing the “I’m gonna” game instead … I’m gonna get out of a debt. I’m gonna travel. I’m gonna send my kids to college … You get the idea.

Special thanks to Budget and the Beach, Not Now Mom’s Busy, Disease Called Debt, The Frugal Farmer, Canadian Budget Binder for mentioning The Heavy Purse. I appreciate your support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are few of my favorites posts from the past two weeks. Enjoy!

Jefferson at See Debt Run had a monster post on Paying Off Debt: The Definitive Guide. Lots of practical advice on how to get out of debt, once and for all.

Tonya from Budget and the Beach asked How Do You Challenge Yourself? It is easy to get stuck in our comfort zone. Sometimes we need to push ourselves out of that zone and do something that scares us.

Greg over at Club Thrifty talked about the Park Avenue and the One Percent. I love this thought, “If you think about it, money in itself really isn’t worth that much. Instead, it’s the flexibility and freedom that comes with it that is so attractive to so many.” We sometimes focus purely on accumulation, rather than what we want to do with our money. And that is where the joy in money lies—in its purpose.

Laurie, aka The Frugal Farmer, had great insight into The Dangers of Short-Sighted-Vision. She shares how her childhood memories led to her living and spending in the moment, rather than having a long-term vision. Something that is a growing problem in a #YOLO world, but one she now has firmly in control.

Girl Meets Debt decided to Rethink the Emergency Fund after almost going back into debt after just getting out of consumer debt. This led to feelings of “extreme nauseating disappointment” and the decision to start an emergency fund. I’m so sorry you had a rough week, but I’m glad you are protecting yourself.

Well that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great Super Bowl weekend! 🙂


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January 31, 2014  •  16 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    Best of luck with your book! I am slowly building my second website. I have a few posts up and will try to add a new one every Monday. Next step after that is getting the design done. Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, DC! Have you publicly announced your second website yet? I know it's something you've been working but I did miss the big unveiling? It definitely takes more work to launch a blog that I originally thought but I imagine launching the second is a bit easier once you know what you're doing! Have a great weekend!
  2. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    I know it's a lot of work (and money) to get books launched, but I think it's fantastic that you're doing it! Best of luck!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, Stefanie! It's definitely an investment but I believe so much in teaching about money that it's worth it. I appreciate your support!
  3. Girl Meets Debt
    Friday, January 31st, 2014
    A second book? That's so exciting Shannon! :) Thanks for the link love. You described my post perfectly! Have a great weekend! xo
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, Wendy! It is exciting seeing it all come together. Can't wait until I can hold a copy in my hands. :) You have a wonderful weekend too!
  4. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    yay!! Congrats on getting so close to the book launch! Thanks so much for mentioning my article!! Have a great weekend and "stay warm." lol!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, Tonya! And you're welcome. Loved the post. :) You have a great weekend and good luck at your half marathon on Sunday!
  5. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    SO excited for your book launch, Shannon!! Big kudos to you for that one. :-) Thanks so much for mentioning my post - I'm glad you liked it. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Love your post, Laurie, as always! I'm excited for the book launch too and I can't wait to share it with everyone. You have a wonderful weekend too, my friend!
  6. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    Congrats on having another book ready to publish. One of my goals is to write an ebook this year. I am really excited to start. Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, Liz! Sounds like a great goal for you and I can't wait to read it. :) You have a wonderful weekend too!
  7. Friday, January 31st, 2014
    I am really excited about your second book Shannon! The first one is definitely an amazing learning process, so I am sure that it has saved you time this go round. Keep up the great work!
    • Shannon
      Friday, January 31st, 2014
      Thanks, Shannon! It was a HUGE learning process for the first book and it's been much easier (knock on wood) this go-round. You have a wonderful weekend!
  8. Saturday, February 1st, 2014
    Thanks for the mention Shannon! I hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Monday, February 3rd, 2014
      You're welcome, Greg! Hope you had a great weekend too!
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