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Blog Round-Up: Week of September 2, 2013

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It’s been a short but busy week, so I am looking forward to this weekend. Plus, it’s finally going to start cooling down by Sunday. Thank goodness we love the beach! What plans do you have for the weekend?

This week I shared with you some Tips on How to Talk to Kids about Money (ages 0-7). Next Monday, I will share tips for kids, ages 7-12. They may have already formed their money beliefs and habits, but it’s never too late to readjust those beliefs, if needed.

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A Few Good Reads

As always, there were plenty of great posts this past week. Here are a few of my favorites.

Glen at Monster Piggy Bank had a great post on Appreciating the Value of Money. I was definitely taught to value, respect and find the joy of using my money wisely. All lessons that I am teaching to my own daughters and are so critical to avoid creating entitled kids.

Kathleen over at Frugal Portland had a wonderful infographic on Living with Less. We live in a very consumer-driven world and there is a lot of pressure to have “things”. While I can’t pretend to not have “things”, my goal is to make sure everything I spend our discretionary family money on is something that truly makes our hearts happy.

Catherine from Plunged In Debt shared But Everyone Has Debt—right? and how she moved past that perception. These days it is more normal to have debt than it is to be debt-free, and it’s my belief this is why we see so many young people willfully enter into debt. Otherwise, they assume, if it was bad for them, their parents would have told them to avoid it. Hmmmmmm……

Laurie’s weekly post, Paying Off Debt: The Hard Choices at Frugal Rules was particularly outstanding. She and her family have only been on their journey to financial freedom for a few months and have already come so far. The commitment to living debt-free does mean making some hard choices, but it also doesn’t mean fun is off the table either as Laurie proved.

My friends Tonya from Budget and The Beach and Michelle from Shop My Closet Project have joined forces to create a new website, It Started with Lip Gloss. They are using lip gloss, class and sass towards love, wealth and health. Great idea, ladies and best wishes on your new site!


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September 6, 2013  •  15 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    Hope you have a great weekend!!!
    • Friday, September 6th, 2013
      You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    Oh man I can't wait for it to cool down!!! It's been so hard to get anything done since I work from home and it's so hot in my kitchen (office). Thanks so much for mentioning our new website!!! We really appreciate it!
    • Friday, September 6th, 2013
      Me too, Tonya. It's hard to work and sleep in this heat. But it sounds like relief is on the way next week. You have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    It is so important to flood our mind with daily thoughts of frugality and common sense. Thanks for these, Shannon!
    • Friday, September 6th, 2013
      You're welcome, Tony! You have a great weekend too!
  4. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    So glad to hear it's going to start cooling down - we're going to an even hotter place for my mom's birthday weekend, but apparently it's a "dry heat" whatever that means. ;) Hope you and your fam have a wonderful weekend, Shannon, great round up of blog reads!
    • Friday, September 6th, 2013
      Happy Birthday to Mom! Hot is hot in my opinion! You have a wonderful weekend too, Anna!
  5. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    I am so ready for this weekend - it has been a BUSY week this week! We're not cooling down at all here, still near 100 every day. Thanks so much for mentioning Laurie's post! I really did enjoy it and it's proof that it is possible to make hard choices in the war on debt. Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, September 6th, 2013
      Yikes! 100 degrees? Next week is supposed to back to normal and I can't wait! :) You have a great weekend and hopefully can find some time to relax!
  6. Saturday, September 7th, 2013
    So many great referrals of blogs to read! Need to put them on my list!
    • Monday, September 9th, 2013
      Thanks, Leah! Hope you enjoy them!
  7. Sunday, September 8th, 2013
    Weekend has been awesome, hope yours was as well.
    Excellent posts from outstanding bloggers, made for wonderful relaxed and very informative reading.
    • Monday, September 9th, 2013
      Thanks, Simon! I had a great weekend and I'm glad you did as well. :)
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