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Blog Round-Up: Week of November 4, 2013

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TGIF, my friends. We made it to another Friday. It always amuses how far away Friday seems on Monday and then, in a blink of an eye, it’s here. And we’re racing around trying to get everything done before the weekend. 🙂 Or is that just me?

This week I shared with you How to Flip the Switch and Develop a Budget Mindset. Following a budget and having goals are two key components to living the life you want without debt. Many people dislike budgets because they find them too restrictive or feel as though they have failed because they need one. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Special thanks to Are Ya Gonna Eat That, The Frugal Farmer, Budget Blonde, Go Mama O and I’m Every Woman for mentioning The Heavy Purse. I appreciate your support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!

John at Frugal Rules shared the secret to conquering debt in What is the Key to Success when Paying Off Debt? The good news—it’s something you control.

Brian over at Luke 1428 concluded his wonderful 3-part series on Couples and Money by sharing ATTN Men: A Woman Values Security. Get It for Her. This series is a must-read for couples. And yes, as much as I like shiny objects, security means more.

Travis from Enemy of Debt had a powerful and inspiring post where he shared How Does It Feel to Pay off $100,000 in Debt?. Congratulations to Travis and his family for diligently working to eliminate debt. And I imagine it feels pretty darn wonderful. 🙂

Erin from Red Debted Stepchild shared with us the importance of Forgiving Myself for My Money Mistakes in her staff post at L Bee and The Money Tree. Everyone makes money mistakes. What matters is what we do afterwards.

Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer told us to Screw ‘Em: Doing What Best for You in Your Debt Payoff Journey. Not everyone is going to cheer us on when we decide to eliminate debt and change our lifestyle but Laurie isn’t going to let that derail her debt repayment efforts.


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November 8, 2013  •  27 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    It's not just you, we also are always racing to get everything done before the weekend! Unfortunately the weekend usually comes with it's own "to do" list ;) Hope you have a good one!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      So true, DC! I would love a weekend to-do list that only had have fun on it! :) Some day. You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    I'm usually racing to get things done on the weekend that I couldn't get done during the week. That makes the weekend more hectic than the week. I'm probably one of the few that's relieved when Monday arrives. :) Thanks for mentioning my article. Glad you enjoyed it!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      LOL! Well, that's definitely a great way to make Mondays a good day! :) You're welcome - I thought the series was excellent. Have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    It's funny, when I was in my old job, the week just seemed to always drag on and Friday seemed so far away. Now that we work from home it seems like it goes by in the blink of an eye and rush to get things done. :) Thanks so much for the mention Shannon, have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      You're welcome, John! I think when you're your own boss the work week does move differently. You have a great weekend too!
  4. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! I'm still SO excited for Travis and his family. What an awesome accomplishment. Have a great weekend, my friend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! I am so happy for Travis too. What an amazing accomplishment. You have a fantastic weekend too!
  5. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    The weeks are flying by. I'm kind of in shock that it's starting to feel like winter up here already. Too soon. Enjoy the weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      This Fall has flown by. I can't believe we're already closing in on Thanksgiving. Where does the time go? I really can't complain about winters but I imagine it's cooling down quite a bit for you. :) You have a great weekend too Matt!
  6. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    LOL I totally know what you mean about the Monday-Friday feeling... and then when Sunday rolls around, I wonder what the heck I did all weekend since it just flew by. ;) Great reads, Shannon, and a couple I'm unfamiliar with so I'll check them out. Have a wonderful (hopefully 3-day) weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      The weekends move so fast between trying to run errands and have some fun. :) You have a great weekend too, Anna!
  7. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Thanks for including my post, Shannon....it DOES feel pretty darn awesome. :)
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      You're welcome, Travis! I bet it does! :) Congratulations again!
  8. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Travis' story is pretty amazing to me. I've fortunately never been in credit card debt. But I'm amazed at the sheer willpower and determination of Travis and his wife to take their debt down! Thanks for sharing Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      It is an amazing story, Joel. Real proof that you can eliminate debt and change habits. Have a great weekend, Joel!
  9. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    It isn't just you. On Mondays my weeks seem wide open. I'm excited about how much I know I can accomplish....and then all of a sudden...the week is over.

    Great list and I just happen to have worked some reading time into my schedule. ;)
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      Thanks, Betsey! Enjoy the posts. :)
  10. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    No, DEFINITELY not just you! Sometimes when Sunday night rolls around, I have no idea how we got there. :( Thanks for the round-up.
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      Good to know that I'm not the only one. :) Have a great weekend, Rebecca!
  11. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Hi there Shannon,

    You've got a great list of blogs for us to check out. I'm especially looking forward to reading Erin and Laurie's post.

    I haven't quite forgiven myself for the financial mistakes I've made. I think once I own up to it and deal with it I can say no without feeling guilty or like a horrible parent.

    Thanks for sharing these posts with us. Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, November 8th, 2013
      Definitely read Erin's and Laurie's post. They are fantastic and sound like just want you need to read. Don't feel guilty about your past mistakes, Corina. Everyone makes mistakes. You've made significant changes to put you back on track and you're talking to your kids about the mistakes you've made. They are lucky to have you!
  12. Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Hi Shannon,

    What a great list you have put together. I've read "Forgiving myself for money mistakes." Great post! What is a mistake when we acknowledge it? A good lesson, never to be repeated again!

    Thanks again!
    • Shannon
      Sunday, November 10th, 2013
      Hi Donna,

      Erin's post was great. Glad you enjoyed it too. We may not like making mistakes but they can teach us some powerful lessons if we are open to learning them. Thanks for stopping by Donna! Appreciate it. :)
  13. Natalie
    Saturday, November 9th, 2013
    Thanks for this!!! I'm always looking for new blogs to follow. Keeps you motivated knowing there are other people out there who are on the same journey as you :)
    • Shannon
      Sunday, November 10th, 2013
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Natalie. I appreciate it! There is a lot of power and motivation in finding like-minded people to support you on your journey. :)
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