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Blog Roundup: Week of March 11, 2013

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It’s been beautiful, sunny and WARM in Los Angeles this week. Truly, it can be both sunny and cold in LA. I’m sure those you with snow on the ground are currently making a huge snowball to throw at me, but I’m confident it will melt before it reaches me. šŸ™‚

Before I bask in the sunshine some more, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from this past week. There were so many great reads that I had trouble selecting which ones to feature, not that I’m complaining! Whether you’re lounging at the beach or in your favorite recliner, I’ve picked some great posts for you to enjoy.

Tonya at Budget and The Beach taps into a concern many of us have: the Fear of Not Having Enough Money.

In her post, Motivation: Words of Wisdom from Paul Mulligan, Laurie from The Frugal Farmer shares how his teachings got her back on track.

Thrifty Dad talks about using your wants to set goals and dream big in Saving for Your ‘Wants’.

We live in a buy, buy, buy world and Tony at We Only Do This Once shared some tips on How to Break Free from Consumerism.

Justin from The Frugal Path shared the Money Lessons that I’ve Learned from My Grandfather who taught to him to work for the enjoyment, not recognition.

Are we Too Focused on Money and Losing Focus on Enjoyment was a question Grayson pondered this week at Debt Roundup.

Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt shares Living Frugal: 10 Ways to Save Money that can really help put more money back in your pocket.

The Happy Homeowner talks about how one’s happiness or unhappiness can influence their relationship with money in How Happiness Saves you Money.

Adrienne shared some key learnings from a recent episode of Oprah’s Life Class in her post, How to Start Living with Purpose.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. We’ll be enjoying the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in our community this weekend. What are your weekend plans?


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March 15, 2013  •  20 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! I love your incredible and thoughtful blog comments!
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      You're very welcome Tony! I appreciate your positive blog too. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
  2. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Thank you for including my post! Have a great weekend :)
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      You're welcome! You have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Shannon, you are much too kind to throw a snowball at, but if I wanted to, it could be humongous, because we've still got a good foot of snow on the ground - yuck! Suffice to say I'm living vicariously through you, enjoying the warm and sunny weather. :-).

    Thanks for the mention, and have a wonderful weekend!
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      Whew! I dodged a humongous snowball! :D We're quickly marching onto April, so I'm guessing your days of snow are coming to end. But I'll think of you when I'm enjoying our 70+ temps! Have a great weekend with your family, Laurie!
  4. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    I really appreciate the mention Shannon. You are always so kind. I hope you enjoy your weekend. We will be in the 70's this weekend, so it is time to drive the Jeep around!
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      You're very welcome, Grayson and I appreciate your kind words. It sounds like the perfect weekend to drive around in your jeep and have fun! Enjoy your weekend. :)
  5. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    I am loving this weather too Shannon :) Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      I agree wholeheartedly, Mackenzie! It felt amazing yesterday. You have a lovely weekend too and enjoy the weather!
  6. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Thanks for the include Shannon and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine on behalf of all of us. :-)
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      You're welcome Sicorra! I will think of all you, when I'm basking in the sunshine. Of course, after all my bragging, the weather will turn cloudy and rainy! :)
  7. Friday, March 15th, 2013
    Mmmmm have fun in that great weather!!! And thanks for all the great reading!
    • Friday, March 15th, 2013
      You're welcome. :) I most definitely will enjoy our warm weather and hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
  8. Justin@TheFrugalPath
    Saturday, March 16th, 2013
    Shannon, thank you for sharing the post about my grandfather. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun. Hopefully I'll be able to know what sun feels like again in a few weeks.
    • Monday, March 18th, 2013
      You're welcome Justin! Hope the sun fast makes a fast return for you :)
  9. Sunday, March 17th, 2013
    Yea a little bit of sun mixed with fog. Was today the LA marathon??? How did it go?? Thanks for the mention!
    • Monday, March 18th, 2013
      You're welcome Tonya! Yes, the LA Marathon was on Sunday. A beautiful day for running, but I'm feeling it today. :D
  10. Monday, March 18th, 2013
    Thanks a bunch for including my post. Really appreciate it! Wish we had the warmer weather here, right about now. Enjoy it! :)
    • Monday, March 18th, 2013
      You're very welcome, Anthony! Hopefully Spring will be headed your way shortly!
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