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Blog Roundup: Week of December 16, 2013

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We’re headed into the final weekend before Christmas. It has been a jam-packed month and I really missed that extra week we usually have between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. The girls, on the other hand, love how quickly December has flown by. Of course, when you are a child, Christmas can never come soon enough. šŸ˜€

This week I shared with you how Giving and Gratitude Make Christmas Truly Magical. It was great to see how many of you give back during the holiday season. Not only is it a great time of year to do so, but it really helps kids balance receiving with some intentional giving.

Special Thanks to Budget Blonde, Financially Blonde, The Random Path, More Money Than Month and I’m Every Woman Weekly for mentioning The Heavy Purse. I appreciate your support!

A Few Good Reads

Here are a few of my favorite posts from the past week! Enjoy!

Kim at Eyes on the Dollar shared how life is One Year After Paying Off Credit Card Debt, and it’s pretty great. Kim also shares some excellent tips to help you from falling back into debt.

Laurie from The Frugal Farmer cautioned us to Beware of the Self-Justified Pity Party. Getting out of debt is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family, but there will be some rough bumps along the way. Laurie does a great job of sharing how to turn it around when those days happen.

Michelle from Fit Is the New Poor had a great guest post about Moving In with Your Partner: The Financial Steps at Canadian Budget Binder. Nothing can put a crimp in a relationship faster than not sorting out your finances and financial responsibilities prior to moving in. Michelle outlined some great steps to follow.

Tonya at Budget at the Beach put together another great episode of BATB TV on the 12 Days of Budgets. Be sure to check it out but be forewarned—you’ll be singing it all day. šŸ™‚

I know many people travel over the holidays, which can be stressful for kids who worry whether Santa will find them. Carol from Let’s Get Deals Today has some great Tips to Help Santa Find Your Family. So many great ideas and some you can still do even if you are not traveling.

Well, that is a wrap for this week! Have a wonderful weekend!


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December 20, 2013  •  19 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    December has gone by WAY too quickly imo! I wish it would slow down. But nevertheless, Christmas is only a few days away and I just realized in just over 48 hours I'm celebrating it with my side of the family :0 Crazy! Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      It has moved lightning fast this year. Christmas is only a few days away! Ack! Have a wonderful Christmas celebration with your money, DC. :)
  2. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Time has FLOWN by. Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      It really has, Matt. And I can imagine even faster for you with the arrival of Nolan! I hope baby and Mom are doing great, along with big brother and Dad, of course! You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    I'm a little freaking out too that Christmas is so close. I tend to do most of my shopping early, then get complacent and start scrambling at the last minute to finish up. That would be today. :-) Thanks for the mention, Shannon, and have a wonderful weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      I hear you, Laurie. You get so much done early and think you have plenty of time to get everything else done. Before you know it, it's the last weekend before Christmas! :) You're welcome - it was great post and happy to share it. You have a wonderful weekend too!
  4. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    I'm missing that extra week as well, especially when it comes to client work. ;) Though, it's worth it I guess to see the kids get so excited about Christmas being so close. Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      Yes, it been very busy at work, which is a good thing but I could use an extra week! :) It is so much fun seeing Christmas through our children's eyes. You have a great weekend too, John!
  5. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    Thank you for the mention Shannon! I was so excited that we were on the same wavelength this week on being mindful of giving back during this holiday season.
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      You're welcome, Shannon! Yes, it was fantastic to see we were on the same wavelength this week and I love your traditions of giving with your son. So important to do!
  6. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    December flew by for sure, though it was welcomed since I'll have a few days off! :) Not sure if you'll be writing next week, so I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Shannon! I've learned *so much* from you this year and that knowledge in itself feels like a gift - thank you so much for that! :)
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      Yeah! A few well-deserved days off, Anna! Thank you so much for your Christmas well wishes and kind words. They mean so much to me and I'm grateful we connected this past year, Anna. I've enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know. In case we don't chat next week, I wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas as well!
  7. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    It can't come soon enough and soon it will be over! Hurray!! lol! OK, I'm sure as a parent you want to have time stand still. :) Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for the mention!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      Yes and no. There is a part of me that wants to freeze special moments and another part of me that will be happy when life goes back to its normal chaos! :) You know how much I love BATB TV so happy to share with others! You have a great weekend too!
  8. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    If I don't get a chance to chat I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas from CBB to you.... thank you for making my friendship this year and I look forward to 2014. Mr.CBB
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      Thank you, Mr. CBB! Wish you and Mrs. CBB a very Merry Christmas too. I am also grateful that we connected this past year and look forward to our continued friendship in 2014. :)
  9. Friday, December 20th, 2013
    I still can't believe Christmas is next week! Time has flown :)

    Have a marvelous weekend, Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, December 20th, 2013
      I know. A part of me is still in denial. :) You have a fantastic weekend too, Mackenzie!
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