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Blog Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2013

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Last week, I shared we experienced “weather” in Southern California. Well, we’re back to normal now—sunshine, blue skies and warm again. 🙂 There will be no complaints from me this week. Many of my fellow Personal Finance bloggers are in St. Louis for FinCon this weekend. Unfortunately my schedule didn’t allow me attend this year, but I’m looking forward to hearing what they learned and all their fun stories!

This week I shared 5 Smart Fall Money Moves to Make. These few simple steps can help you alleviate stress and save money as we head into 2014. Also, Kyle from Rather Be Shopping quoted me in his great post at US. News and World Report on Retailers Dirty Secrets Exposed. If you haven’t had a chance to read Kyle’s article, I encourage you to do so. He has some great tips to help you avoid overspending the next time you go shopping.

A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite posts from the past week. Okay, technically two weren’t posted this week but I didn’t get a chance to read them until now. 🙂

Anthony from Thrifty Dad had a fantastic post where he cautioned us To Be Careful What You Sacrifice for Money. We often talk about the dangers of mindless spending but we don’t want to go to the other extreme either.

Tonya over at Budget and The Beach is Taking Back Her Fear of Plastic. She’s now in a good place where she can put them to work for her and trusts herself to use them responsibly.

Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer shared How Skepticism Can Help You Conquer Debt. She shares how some of the things we believe to be true (and are not) hamper our ability to eliminate debt.

Adam from Money Bulldog asked Too Broke to Save? Lessons from Childhood Saving. Teaching children how to save shows them how a little bit can add up to a lot over time and instills a savings mindset. Win-win in my book.

Joel at Save Outside the Box posed the question, To Be or Not To Be a Minimalist. A great read and I wholeheartedly agree with his point that “One man’s excess is another man’s necessity”.

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


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October 18, 2013  •  15 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, October 18th, 2013
    Thanks so much for the mention Shannon! Much appreciated! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend! I'll be thinking about that, during all our 'weather' this weekend. Ha! Bring on the raincoats and galoshes!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 18th, 2013
      You're welcome, Anthony! We will definitely enjoy the beautiful weather, although it sounds like you won't be! Have a great weekend :)
  2. Friday, October 18th, 2013
    Thanks Shannon for mentioning the article and passing some love! I really appreciate your contribution. Have a great weekend in your neck of the woods!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 18th, 2013
      You're welcome, Kyle. Thank YOU for including me! You have a wonderful weekend too. :)
  3. Friday, October 18th, 2013
    Really enjoyed your post this week! I also am not attending FinCon but it just wasn't in the cards for me. Helping the wife recover from her wisdom teeth surgery - not fun for her!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 18th, 2013
      Thanks, DC! I appreciate you sharing my post in your round-up. Hopefully, you're wife is recovering nicely from her surgery. I'm sure she is glad you're around to take care of her. :) Enjoy your weekend!
  4. Saturday, October 19th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! We didn't make FINCON this year either, for obvious reasons :-), but would love to go sometime - sounds like lots of fun. Glad you guys are back to sunny and warm - we're heading the other way; 38 degrees here this morning - burrrrr!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, October 19th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie. Yes, FinCon sounds like a great time. Hopefully someday I'll make it there! Oh my - 38 degrees is WAY too cold! :) You have a great weekend and try to start warm!
  5. Saturday, October 19th, 2013
    Thanks so much for the mention Shannon, Hope you're having a really nice weekend!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, October 19th, 2013
      You're welcome, Adam! You have a great weekend too!
  6. Saturday, October 19th, 2013
    Thanks Shannon! Are you here at FinCon? If so I would love to say hello. If not I'll catch you on Twitter!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, October 19th, 2013
      You're welcome, Joel! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to FinCon. :( Hopefully, next year! And yes, we can definitely connect on twitter. Have a great time at FinCon!
  7. Saturday, October 19th, 2013
    I love your weekly roundup! I'll go check them all out!
    • Shannon
      Saturday, October 19th, 2013
      Thanks, Leah! You have a great weekend, my friend! :)
  8. Martin
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    This is a great list of articles that you have shared. It has really opened my eyes to some great new blogs. I hope that one day I am also on this list for one of my articles in the future but who knows :D
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