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Blog Round-Up: Week of June 24, 2013

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Where did June go? I can’t believe we’re heading into July already. It’s starting to warm up in SoCal and I’m not ashamed to admit that I like it. It’s no fun shivering at the beach! July means fireworks, picnics and vacation for us, so we are pretty excited to usher in a new month.

We had another busy week at The Heavy Purse. I had a my regular bi-weekly post at Tackling Our Debt and shared how to undergo a Money Makeover: 5 Steps to Turn You into a Money Savvy Woman. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please check it out.

The Heavy Purse was mentioned by Mom and Dad Money and Frugal Rules this past week. Thanks for your support and if I missed anyone, please let me know.

A Few Good Reads

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some of my favorite posts from the past week.

Vanessa and Jacob, aka The Cash Cow Couple, shared How to Save Money on Groceries: The Best 25 Tips. They had some great advice on how to keep your grocery bill from being a budget buster.

Average Joe Money recently launched his new website Stacking Benjamins and it’s fantastic! As a fellow financial advisor, I can relate to many of Joe’s stories and loved his thoughts on Planning Your Future? Sketch Out Your Goals. It’s a common mistake to not take a big picture look at how different goals play together.

Laurie at the Frugal Farmer continued her fabulous Get out of Debt series. Part 2: Focused on Getting Through the Rough Spots and Part 3: Focused on Staying the Course. A must read for all those in throes of eliminating debt.

Lindsey at Cents and Centsibility shared a very personal story on Depression and Fighting Emotional Spending. Money is emotional and when you add depression into the mix, I imagine it can make a delicate situation even more combustible. I commend Lindsey for sharing her story, and her advice to curb emotional shopping is relevant whether you suffer from depression or just love to shop.

Nick at A Young Pro DARED us to Be the Change You Want to See in the World. Change starts from within and from there—anything is possible.

Matt at Mom and Dad Money admitted some things may be Bad for the Budget. But Good for the Soul. I agree. You have to know what makes your heart happy and if it costs a bit more, than so be it and save for it.

And to leave you on a light note, I enjoyed learning The 4 Things I Would Be More Interested in if I Was Wealthy from DC at Young Adult Money and daydreaming about the things I would do too.

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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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June 28, 2013  •  26 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! I had a lot of fun writing that post : ) Looking forward to our giveaway next week!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      You're welcome, DC! It's always fun to dream about what we'd do with unlimited money and to see what others would do too. :) Thanks for including me in the giveaway; I really appreciate it!
  2. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Thanks for the shout out Shannon. Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      You're welcome, Matt! You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Thank you so much for including my post! Have a good weekend. :)
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      You're welcome, Nick! You have a wonderful weekend too! :)
  4. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    I remember living in San Diego and the weather changing after June - which meant more time at the beach. Now, it just means more humidity for us. :( Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      Nothing beats beach time!! I definitely don't miss humidity and but love the warmer days. You have a great weekend too, John!
  5. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Oh gosh, what does that say about my pf addiction level when I've read almost all of those posts? :) I am so excited that it's going to be a sunny weekend, have a wonderful one, Shannon!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      I know exactly what you mean, Anna! Of course, it also means we just have fabulous taste. :) Enjoy your weekend, Anna!
  6. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Bi-weekly post, when do you find time to sleep?? :) Sounds like a beautiful summer, enjoy it!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      I don't. :) You keep pretty busy too, Pauline. You have a lovely weekend too!
  7. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    I still don't know where June went. I wish I was in SoCal right now because I love that weather. It is hot and humid here and this is the time of the year that I do not like. I hope you have a good weekend Shannon.
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      Oh, that's right - North Carolina gets real muggy during the summer. We have some hot days but at least it's not muggy and cools down nicely night. You have a great weekend too, Grayson!
  8. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    One thing about summer is that it always seems to go too fast. Seems like once it gets really started it's already time to begin to think about school starting again. Ugh... Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      Summer really doesn't fly by. The girls just got out of school and yet it won't be that long before we're thinking about what they need for the new school year. Yeesh. You have a great weekend too, Brian! :)
  9. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    It's going to be a hot and hopefully sunny weekend at the beach! Hope you get out and enjoy it...I'll be playing volleyball all weekend...of course. :)
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      I hope so too, Tonya. A nice, hot sunny weekend sounds perfect to me! You have a great weekend playing volleyball! :)
  10. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    There's been nothing but rain here in Ontario but I'm still optimistic it will be nice for Canada Day. Have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Friday, June 28th, 2013
      Oh no, hopefully it clears out by Canada Day so you can get outside and enjoy it. You have a great weekend too, Mr. CBB.
  11. Friday, June 28th, 2013
    Thanks for including me, Shannon - I loved these other articles!
    • Sunday, June 30th, 2013
      You're welcome, Lindsey! :)
  12. Saturday, June 29th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! Glad it's warming up out there. We had 3 straight days of sunshine this week, which seemed like quite the miracle given the barrage of storms this spring. Enjoy your weekend. :-)
    • Sunday, June 30th, 2013
      Glad to hear you finally had some nice days. You guys have been having all kinds of interesting weather. :) Have a great week!
  13. Greg @ Thriftgenuity.com
    Saturday, June 29th, 2013
    Sounds like it was another good week. Enjoy the weekend!
    • Sunday, June 30th, 2013
      Thanks, Greg! You have a great weekend too!
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