We’re experiencing our annual bout of June Gloom in Southern California. Mornings are overcast, but the sun eventually peeks out and chases the gloom away. Occasionally, the gray skies make me want to stay in bed, but when I remember all the things on my to-do list, then I’m up and running!
It’s been another great week at The Heavy Purse. I received great feedback on my post, How To Talk to Your Kids about Family Debt and want to dive a bit deeper into some of the comments you left for me. So stay tuned as we will continue our conversation regarding debt next Monday.
The Heavy Purse was mentioned last week by Monster Piggy Bank, Luke 1428, Matter of Life and Debt, Financial Carnival for Young Adults and Carnival of Financial Independence.
John from Frugal Rules invited me to guest post at his blog this week. It was a great honor to do so, and be sure to check out my post, The Gift of Financial Literacy, if you haven’t already. Thank you, John, again for the invitation.
In my bi-weekly post at Tackling Our Debt, I shared How To Teach Your Kids About Money in 3 Easy Steps. I guess it was my week to bring save, spend and share to the masses. 🙂
As always, there were plenty of exceptional posts this week and these are my favorites. Enjoy!
Michelle at LBee and The Money Tree shared why I Kind of Hate the Facebook Timeline. A facebook update made Michelle realize how she had put her dreams and aspirations aside when she became frugal. Now they are back on the table where they belong.
In his post, A Sad View into Making Ends Meet, Grayson from Debt-Roundup shared how an act of kindness and a bag of beans can truly make difference. A great reminder to be grateful for all the things we do have and to push ourselves to share a little bit more without judgement.
I just recently discovered A Matter of Life and Debt and if you haven’t visited their site, I encourage you to do so. In their post, Experiences Not Things, Part 1, they share how they are teaching their children to value experiences over material things. A great lesson for all of us!
This one is a twofer. Heather shared in Debt Isn’t Sexy, Baby! how she discovered her authentic self in her guest post at Tackling Our Debt. While Sicorra reflects on What Happens When You Have Too Much Money in her guest post at Rock Stew. I love what Sicorra shared, “Some days I think: ‘I wish this was over and done with and that we could go back to the way things were’. But there is the lesson! We can NEVER go back to the way things were, right?” You are correct, my friend.
Brian at Luke 1428 posed an interesting question in his post Funding College: Should I Work or Do SAT Prep?. A higher SAT or ACT score can significantly increase your scholarship dollars and definitely needs to be considered.
And finally, to leave you on a lighter note, Erin at Broke Millennial showed off her impressive acronym ability, IMHO, in her post, Spell Check Ruined Millennials, LOL. I may not have been familiar with all the millennial slang, but I did know all the investment acronyms. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone and Happy Father’s Day.
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I know what you mean about wanting to stay in bed during those gloomy days, I don't want to get out of bed either...but the show must go on, right? :)
Sure looks like some must-reads on this list. I read Sicorra and Heather's post recently, both awesome of course :)
Thanks for sharing this list of great posts...Happy Friday!
Hope it brightens up for you! Thanks for all the good reads!
Thank you very much for including both my post and Heather's post this week. It was fun to share our personal experiences and everytime I write about something personal and debt related, I think, what would Shannon say about this :-)
Have a fun weekend :-)
As usual, you hit it out of the park with your 'How to talk to your kids about family debt' article. Great read! I'm looking forward to next weeks installment. Cheers!