Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 10, 2014

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 10, 2014

It’s hard to believe but we’re closing in on the halfway point of November. Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away! šŸ™‚ It’s funny how time is either moving at a snail’s pace or faster than a rocket. Are you ready for the holidays?

A Weekly Recap

This week birthdays were on my mind as Lauren’s birthday is fast approaching. I went back in time and shared with you the first birthday budget Lauren handled and how she learned to create a magical birthday party on a budget. On Wednesday, I shared a great infographic as a reminder that birthday parties don’t need to be over-the-top to be good and to remember who the birthday party is actually for.

Special thanks to Budget and The Beach, The Finance Girl and Money Aware for sharing my posts this past week. I appreciate the support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week, enjoy!

Tonya from Budget and The Beach had a great post on Self-Compassion and Resilience. She explained how our self-compassion and resilience affect our overall happiness. The good news is we can learn to be more compassionate towards ourselves and adjust our attitude, which can have a positive impact on our overall happiness.

The Frugalwoods confessed the 10 Shockingly Expensive Things We Own. The Frugalwoods may enjoy a frugal lifestyle, but they are also comfortable investing their money on the things that truly matter to them, which is a good lesson for all of us.

Travis over at Enemy of Debt gave his Apologies to Gazelle Intensity. He’d never warmed up to the concept of extreme deprivation in order to achieve a goal, but now he realized how a short-term, intense focus on a goal has its place.

Natalie aka The Finance Girl shared the 4 Elements of Change. Most of us have something in our life that we want to change and many of us struggle with implementing change in our lives. Natalie outlines the four steps that need to occur, and I recommend paying special attention to #2 if you want to avoid repeating mistakes.

Corina at Not Now Mom’s Busy shared Safety Tips for Kids. This infographic was a good reminder of safety precautions both parents and kids need to keep in mind and could be a great tool to help you talk to your kids about them.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend everyone!


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November 14, 2014  •  11 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Thank you so much for including my post, Shannon! I appreciate it :). And, I totally agree that birthday parties don't have to be expensive or extravagant affairs. My parties growing up were always at home with a homemade cake and usually homemade pizza or tacos--and I loved it! Hope you have a great weekend!
  2. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    I think it goes even slower when my budget is super tight and I need the new month for a fresh budget. lol! Thanks so much for the blog mention! Have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Thank you so much for including my post on how to change, Shannon! I, too, cannot believe how close we are to the holidays! There was a snow storm in Cleveland this morning, which makes it really feel like winter already. I hope you stay warm and have a great weekend!
  4. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    I can't believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. I am totally not prepared for it! I loved your birthday discussions this week and plan to give Will a budget this year even though he has opted for a low key budget. This weekend we are chilling out and I am prepping for a big week I have next week. I hope you have a great weekend!!
  5. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Hi Shannon!

    Thanks so much for including me on this list with these great bloggers! I really appreciate you helping me share this infographic. We have to keep our babies safe :).

    Have a great day and wonderful weekend!
  6. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Hi Shannon,

    Some great finance articles here. I definitely liked the one reference birthdays and the tips about hosting a meaningful birthday. It proves that birthdays definitely do not have to be over the top and they can still be very meaningful and fun for everyone. Thank your for sharing some a wonderful roundup.
  7. Friday, November 14th, 2014
    Hope your daughter has a great birthday! You had some really good posts on it this week. I think I'm ready for the holidays. Instead of being annoyed at how early it starts I will try to enjoy it this year. Hope you have a great weekend!
  8. Saturday, November 15th, 2014
    I hear you. Sometimes time feels to fly by you can't help but be surprised even though it's not that surprising anymore. It just never fails to do that.
  9. Monday, November 17th, 2014
    I agree! It feels like November just started but we are now in the mid of the month. Imagine? So quick that it seems like a day just finish for Thanksgiving to come! Have a great weekend to all of you!
  10. Monday, November 17th, 2014
    It's crazy how much people spend on b-day parties these days.....we had our moments with some of the bday parties for our kids too. I'm SO glad we're now out of that game. :) Thanks for the shoutout!
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