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Blog Round-Up: Week of June 3, 2013

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I’ve been moving so fast this week that I didn’t get a chance to visit as many blogs as I normally do. It definitely takes time to find that balance of being a Mom, running my own financial planning practice and blogging for The Heavy Purse. I love them all, but somedays, it’s hard to find the time to do everything that needs to get done and do it well.

Am I the only one who struggles with this? I feel bad when I don’t get to connect with as many people as I normally do. Fortunately, next week looks a bit better and I have also accepted that my life will move at warp speed for the near future. 🙂

Average Joe emailed me this week and let me know that our Stacking Benjamins podcast on 5 Summer Money Activities for Kids has been downloaded more than 1,000 times. Woo-hoo! I know many of you listened to it and helped promote it via twitter and facebook, so thank you! In case you haven’t had a chance to download it, you can find it, here. Again, a huge, heartfelt thank you for your support and to Joe for inviting me to participate.

The Heavy Purse was mentioned by Skinny Seahorse, Reach Financial Independence and The Carnival of Financial Independence this week. Frugal Rules, Debt Round-up and The Frugal Farmer all mentioned my guest post, Without Purpose, Money is Just Paper at Tackling Our Debt. Thank you so much for your support and please let me know if I missed you.

A Few Good Reads

As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get a chance to read as much as I would have liked this week, so it’s a short list this week. Happy reading!

The Dynamic Duo, Greg and Holly, from Club Thrifty had a pair of great posts this week. First up, Holly was struggling to say “no” to her daughter in Things My Daughter Wants. Those cute faces do make it hard to say “no”. While Greg was busy preparing readers to Survive a Bear Market Encounter in the Wild.

Maria from The Money Principle had a great guest post at Reach Financial Independence. In her post, Retirement? What Retirement?”, Maria shares her retirement plans and her goal to be able to live the life she wants.

Kim at Eyes on the Dollar was preaching to the choir when she encouraged parents to start teaching their kids about money and to Say No to Your Kids Now so You Won’t Have to Later. Great post!

According to Ree from Escaping Dodge, The Road to Misery is Paved with Good Intentions. In her guest post at We Only Do This Once, she shares how our good intentions can sometimes make things worse, especially when we put others first financially.

And finally, I like end on a more light-hearted note, so join Tonya from Budget and the Beach as she Tries to Solves the Mysteries of the Universe.

Have a great weekend!


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June 7, 2013  •  32 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Finding time for everything is always difficult. Sometimes it makes sense to say no to certain things so that you have more time for the things you really care about. Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      I agree, Matt. It's not always easy saying "no", but sometimes it's the best choice. You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Congrats on the great podcast success, Shannon! Yes, balancing everything is SO difficult, isn't it? I've been working this last week on trying to be ok with not getting everything done that I want to get done. :-). Have a great weekend, friend!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Thanks, Laurie! Balance is so important but definitely isn't easy to achieve every day. :) You have a fantastic weekend too!
  3. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Hey, thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      You're welcome, Holly! Have a great weekend with your family!
    • Monday, June 10th, 2013
      I also want to thank you for the mention :)
    • Monday, June 10th, 2013
      You're welcome, Greg!
  4. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Congrats on the podcast Shannon! How exciting! I think we all have those weeks where we just can't find the time to do everything! Thanks for the blog mention and have a great weekend-even though we are in full June gloom swing. :(
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Thanks, Tonya! It makes me very happy to see so many people want to teach their kids about money! :) Yup, we are in full June Gloom mode. It's so gray in the morning but I keep reminding myself the sun will eventually come out! :) Have a great weekend!
  5. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Well done with the podcast that's great news 1000 downloads. Have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Thanks, Mr. CBB. I appreciate your support! You have a great weekend too. :)
  6. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    What's balance?! ;) I am still on the quest to find the 26 hour day. ;) Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      A 26-hour day would be fabulous. Let me know when you find it! :) You have a wonderful weekend too!
  7. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    Congratulations on the 1,000 podcast downloads and thank you for featuring Maria's guest post this week. Hope you can find more hours to relax this weekend, have a good one!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Thanks, Pauline! Maria's post was great. I love that she has a plan in place and is committed to achieving it. You have a great weekend too!
  8. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    I struggle to juggle everything that is going on. This week has been very chaotic for me with a very demanding work load, a sick baby, and a busy blog. Sometimes, I just have to step back and get back my focus. I hope you have a good weekend Shannon.
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Oh no, the baby is feeling well? That's always tough. Hopefully the little guy is on the mend. It is important to step back and see the bigger picture. You have a great weekend, Grayson!
  9. Friday, June 7th, 2013
    It is definitely difficult to juggle multiple things and to stay on top of everything. Sometimes we just need to cut ourselves some slack instead of wearing ourselves out. Hope you have a fun and restful weekend Shannon!!
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      Normally I'm really good at juggling everything on my plate but this week things were a bit busier than normal. It did feel a bit odd not dropping in and visiting all my friends. :) Next week will be better! You have a wonderful weekend too!
  10. Greg@Thriftgenuity
    Friday, June 7th, 2013
    It was a tough week for me to get to everyone as well. I can't believe they actually expect me to work around here :) . I guess better to be way too busy than way too bored.

    Oh well, there's always the weekend.
    • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
      So true, Greg! I'd much rather be busy than bored too! There's definitely a lot of working in running a blog, so thank goodness it's also very rewarding! You have a great weekend!
  11. Saturday, June 8th, 2013
    Great reads! I hope you enjoy the weekend.
    • Sunday, June 9th, 2013
      Thanks, Mike! I hope you had a great weekend too. :)
  12. Saturday, June 8th, 2013
    I've had no time since school has been out, but the hours are filled with some fun stuff I never got to do when working all the time. Thanks for the mention.
    • Sunday, June 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, Kim. Sounds like you're having a great summer now that your scheduled is more relaxed. :)
  13. Sunday, June 9th, 2013
    Congrats on the podcast Shannon! I missed it but hey, thanks that we can download it. Thanks for these awesome reads.
    • Sunday, June 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, KC. Joe's podcasts are great and I'mm honored to have been a guest. Definitely give it a listen!
  14. Sunday, June 9th, 2013
    I would like to say I kick ass at time management and am very thankful for all the things I am involved in (9-5 job at a great corporation, blogging on Young Adult Money - including everything that goes with owning a blog - owning a house and doing projects that help improve it, having a wife/family/friends!), but honestly balancing everything is a constant struggle. I am always looking for ways to outsource, automate, etc. and try to prioritize as much as I can.
    • Sunday, June 9th, 2013
      You're life sounds a lot like mine, just add in kids! :) Most weeks I do great but every once in awhile you have a week where everything seems to be a top priority!
  15. Monday, June 10th, 2013
    Thanks for helping us with the awesome opening week! I had so many compliments, and it was hilarious seeing our podcast listed ahead of Jim Cramer for a few days.....

    I can't believe I even made it here to comment, I've been so busy. Thank goodness the new site launch is finally here. Hopefully sanity will be restored in this household.....
    • Monday, June 10th, 2013
      That is so FANTASTIC that Jim Cramer was trailing us. :) Looking forward to the unveiling of your new site and hopefully you have a chance to catch your breath now!
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