Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of September 8, 2014

Blog Round-Up: Week of September 8, 2014

It’s been a hot week in LA and it’s only going to get warmer this weekend. Where is my beautiful Fall? Of course, I really can’t complain as Calgary enjoyed Snowtember this week and has my sympathies. I’ll take a little heat over snow any day!

Weekly Recap

On Monday, I shared 5 Smart Money Moves to Make This Fall. It’s a great time to set aside a couple of hours and get your finances in order, so you can end 2014 on a happy, financial note. September is also Life Insurance Awareness Month and on Wednesday, we took a look at who should consider life insurance. I know this isn’t a topic many people like to discuss, but make sure you are protecting your most valuable asset – you.

A Few Good Reads

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

Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer reminded us to Not Give Money More Power Than It Deserves. Laurie had a wake-up call on how she was letting money rule her thoughts and emotions, including not allowing herself to have fun.

Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life asked What Can I Learn from My Archetype? Knowing how we and others perceive us can motivate us to prove them wrong and/or give us insight into how our actions are interpreted.

Travis from Enemy of Debt asked if you Are as Financially Savvy as a 7th Grader? During a shopping trip with his daughter, she shared her money wisdom with him. Our kids learn so much from observing us, and this is a good reminder of why we need to be good financial role models. And congratulations, Travis, on raising such a financially confident daughter!

Joe from Stacking Benjamins suggests we Don’t Die in These States. He took a closer look at which states had the highest estate tax and/or inheritance tax. Find out whether you and/or your heirs will be affected.

DC at Young Adult Money had a great series on the Things Bloggers Struggle With. We often focus on all the many positives of blogging, but it’s important to also know the common pitfalls too.

Michelle at Fit is the New Poor recently lost in her grandma and watching her family deal with the financial aftermath reminded her of the need to Think Ahead and Plan Smart. Putting your financial affairs in order makes an incredibly difficult time for your family a little bit easier and helps ensure your final wishes are honored.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. What are your plans for the weekend?


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September 12, 2014  •  11 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    Thanks for the link love Shannon! Hope it cools off soon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, September 15th, 2014
      You're welcome, Stefanie! Me too, still piping hot here. :(
  2. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    Today it's finally starting to cool down here in New York and I LOVE it! We are going to my hubby's high school's football game tonight which should be fun and then Will starts soccer practice and games this weekend. I will be catching up on work since this week was crazy and enjoying the boys before I head to New Orleans next week. Enjoy your weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, September 15th, 2014
      It's still crazy hot here and a cool down sounds wonderful. Sounds like you have lots of things planned to keep you hopping, of course, when we don't we - right? Have fun at FinCon!
  3. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    I know this heat is making me super cranky. I'm caving and going to see a movie tonight. I just want to sit in air conditioning. Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, September 15th, 2014
      I hear you, Tonya! It's no fun and I'd head to the movies too just for a couple hours of relief too. Here's hoping we cool down soon!
  4. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    Can you believe it snowed up there?? My BFFs sister lives up that way and posted pics of the massive amounts of snow - yikes!!! We actually turned the heat on here today - I'm so bummed about that, but it was so cold!! Thanks for the mention, Shannon. Have an awesome weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, September 15th, 2014
      I couldn't believe it. We're sweltering down here and they got blanketed with snow. Crazy! Wow, turning on the heat already. Yikes. It's hard for me to fathom since it's in the 90s down here. You're very welcome for the mention, Laurie and I hope you had a great weekend too!
  5. Monday, September 15th, 2014
    The fall weather is BEAUTIFUL here in MN right now. We had a fire on Saturday night and made some smores. Great running weather too. Thanks for the shoutout, Shannon!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, September 15th, 2014
      You're making me jealous, Travis! I love bonfires but it's definitely too warm for those right now. And it's really hard to run in this weather too. You're welcome, Travis. I loved your post! :)
  6. Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
    I like the 5 Smart Money Moves to Make This Fall for one reason: getting ready for the future! 2015 is really near, which makes me anxious about my financial performance in 2014! Time to get myself ready and prepared for it.
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