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Blog Round-Up: Week of September 23, 2013

Blog Roundup

Next week is already October and I’m not exactly sure where September went. 🙂 Fall is my favorite time of the year so I’m happy it’s here, along with cooler temperatures and changing leaves. Yes, leaves change here too. Well, not all leaves, but we still experience the pretty autumn colors—just not to the same scale as out East.

This week I shared How to Build a Strong Financial Foundation for Your Family. We all endure a few bumps and bruises along the way, which is why it is so critical to have a strong foundation in place. You want your family to be able to weather any storm and still thrive. I also shared 5 Important Reasons Married Couples Should Set Goals Together over at Tackling Our Debt. It surprises me how many couples assume they have the same goals as their partner but in actuality do not. This often leads to miscommunication and hurt feelings. Setting goals together strengthens relationships and is something every couple needs to do.

The Heavy Purse was mentioned by a few blogs last week. As always, I appreciate the support and thanks to Young Adult Money, Broke Millennial and The Frugal Farmer for mentioning The Heavy Purse. If I missed you, please let me know and I will add you to the list!

A Few Good Reads

So many great posts this week that I had a hard time choosing my favorites. Not a bad problem to have. 🙂 Enjoy!

Kim at Eyes on the Dollar asked Can You Be Happy if You Have Credit Card Debt?. Debt robs us of so much—freedom, peace of mind and yes—even some of our happiness.

Monica over at Monica on Money shared Do You Make These 9 Budgeting Mistakes?. I happen to love budgeting but know not everyone does. Check out Monica’s post and see if you’re making any of these popular mistakes.

Hayley at Disease Called Debt proudly proclaimed I Will Not Give In: The Cycle of Debt Is Broken. Hayley has made a commitment to end her debt cycle and live debt-free.

Catherine at Plunged in Debt asked Do You Have a Financial Role Model? You may not have grown up in a home where money was openly discussed, but there are plenty of people talking about money now who can serve as your role model and help you become a great role financial role model to your children.

Laurie from The Frugal Farmer is getting double the love this week. On her blog, she wrote about Paying Off Debt: Preparing for the Journey and on Frugal Rules where she talked about Why So Many People Fail at Becoming Debt-Free. If you’re struggling with debt, these are must reads. Your approach and thoughts to debt are big indicators on whether or not you will successfully manage the journey to debt freedom.

And finally, I’d like to end on an inspirational note from Nick at A Young Pro. His Monday Motivational Post, The Story of the Butterfly is great way to end your week as well. We all face various obstacles, but they do serve a purpose.


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September 27, 2013  •  29 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Thanks for the double dose of link love, Shannon! We've been blessed to have a brisk, sunny week, highs hovering around 70-75ish, and it's been wonderful. The leaves are just starting to change here, but I can't wait for the full bloom of colors to set in - fall is so gorgeous, isn't it? Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. :-)
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! :) Sounds like great Fall weather and hope you have time to enjoy it this weekend!
  2. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Hope you have a great weekend Shannon! It's been in the 60s here during the days and I love it. Perfect weather if you ask me.
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      You have a great weekend too, Matt! 60 is a little cool for me, but I am spoiled weather-wise. :)
  3. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    I agree Shannon, I don't know where September quite went. That said, I love October as it usually means weather more to my liking, but our weather has been all over the place lately. Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      So has our weather. September started out quite warm and then been up and down. :) You have a great weekend too!
  4. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    I am super excited for the cooler temperatures. I am going golfing tomorrow because of the great weather. Enjoy your weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      Have fun golfing, Grayson! Sounds like perfect weather for it. :)
  5. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Thank you for including my article Shannon. :)
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Nick!
  6. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    I know the one thing about living here in Cali is we don't get to experience too much of a change weather and tree wise. I do miss that about the midwest. Enjoy your weekend!
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      No, we don't. We have great weather year-round but the seasons somewhat blend together. :) You have a great weekend too!
  7. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Oooh, links to good articles ... I have 'work' to do in the next minutes :)

    Thanks for sharing them, they're really interesting and useful.
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      Thanks! Enjoy the articles. :)
  8. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Thanks again for your post Shannon, and for sharing it on here. The weather has definitely changed here too. Hit the freezing mark last night. We hope to go out and take some Autumn pics this weekend in the park before the snow falls.

    Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Sicorra! Freezing - yikes! Have fun taking pictures this weekend and hopefully it is a few weeks before the snow starts falling! :)
  9. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    Thanks so much for mentioning my post Shannon! :) I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      You're welcome, Hayley! You have a great weekend too!
  10. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    October means Thanksgiving for me!! Thanks so much for the mention Shannon, have a great weekend with your family!
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      That's right - I forget that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October. One of my favorite holidays! :) You have a great weekend too, Catherine!
  11. Friday, September 27th, 2013
    I LOVE the Fall and the changing of the colours of the leaves on the trees as well. Have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Friday, September 27th, 2013
      Fall is so beautiful and is a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful colors. You have a lovely weekend too!
  12. Saturday, September 28th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention. Have a great weekend!
    • Sunday, September 29th, 2013
      You're welcome, Kim! You have a great weekend too!
  13. Saturday, September 28th, 2013
    Love your round ups! Always so much good stuff to try to check out!
    • Sunday, September 29th, 2013
      Thanks, Leah!
  14. Saturday, September 28th, 2013
    Best time of year as the weather is nice and football is back! If you have kids its great because the kids are now back in school.
    • Sunday, September 29th, 2013
      Fall is fabulous and it is nice having the girls back in school. :)
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