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Blog Round-Up: Week of July 7, 2014

blog round-up: week of July 7, 2014

It’s been another busy week as I’m gearing up for the launch of my new book, The Lemonade Stand, on Monday. We have some fun things planned over the next few weeks to help celebrate its release and most importantly — helping you talk to your kids about money. So stay tuned, you don’t want to miss out.

I also had the opportunity this week to talk with Ron Leiber, a New York Times columnist, on ways to teach your kids about money at the grocery store. As you know, I’m a huge advocate of finding those teachable moments, and grocery stores provide plenty of opportunities. Be sure to head on over and read the article, so you can incorporate these tips into your next grocery store trip.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past two weeks. Enjoy!

Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life shared Thank You for Your Success. Like Stefanie, I am constantly amazed and blessed to be surrounded by successful people (although I can’t claim to know Lady Gaga before she was Lady Gaga). It’s easy to get jealous, but what’s the point? Their success just proves that our success is possible too. Love her focus on gratitude.

Hayley over at Disease Called Debt reminded us Why I’m Not Worrying What Others Think is important to creating the life you want. An offhand comment could have lead Hayley astray from her financial freedom goal. Thankfully, she has her priorities straight, and this is such an important reminder of why our goals matter so much.

Michelle from Fit Is the New Poor had a very thought-provoking post on Unlike Our Parents: Born into Debt. More and more of today’s kids are being born into homes where debt is normal, and they have no idea financial struggle doesn’t have to be a way of life. I love how she is leading the charge to be un-born into debt.

Shannon from Financially Blonde shared her Biggest Financial Bruise with us. We have all made money mistakes, and sometimes struggle to move forward afterwards. Shannon outlined some great advice to help your financial bruises fade quickly.

Brian at Luke 1428 reminded us that Your Best Investment Ever Won’t Be in the Stock Market. And he’s absolutely right. The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself, and he has some great tips to help you get started.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. What do you have planned for this weekend?


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July 11, 2014  •  6 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, July 11th, 2014
    Thanks so much for mentioning my post Shannon! I'm looking forward to checking out the others I haven't yet read as well as the article you did with Ron Lieber! Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, July 11th, 2014
      You're welcome, Hayley! Have a great weekend too. :)
  2. Friday, July 11th, 2014
    Best of luck with the book launch! I look forward to having you guest post over at our site in a couple weeks : )

    I'm headed to the cabin and then to the all star game, as you know from my weekly roundup post : ) Hope you have a great weekend!
  3. Monday, July 14th, 2014
    "Their success just proves that our success is possible too." ---- i loved that line! :) I would also recommend "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason. T'was a good read...
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 14th, 2014
      Thanks, Alicia. If we can remember that their success means our's is possible too, then we make it much harder for jealously to take root. Sounds like a great book - I'll have to check it out.
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