Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup – Week of March 18, 2013

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It’s been a busy week, so I didn’t get a chance to read as many blogs or tweet as much as I normally do. I also cannot believe that I “tweet” and like it. šŸ™‚ A year ago, I would have given an emphatic “no” to tweeting, but I’m glad I changed my mind. If we’re not already twitter buddies, then be sure to follow me @TheHeavyPurse.

I find myself becoming a creature of habit and visiting the same blogs over and over. While I have no plans to stop visiting my favorite blogs, because they have now become my friends, I am also trying to check out a few new blogs every week. What are some of your favorite blogs? Let me know in the comment section.

Grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice and enjoy the posts that made me laugh, think and count my blessings. Enjoy!

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My Favorite Posts This Week

Jen at Happy Homeowner shared More Money Mishaps: Are You Guilty of These Financial Mistakes? And from reading the comments, the answer is yes!

In her beautifully written post, I Drink My Tea Mackenzie from the Random Path shares her feelings of being overwhelmed by to-do’s and the need for a break.

Michelle from Sense of Cents is one of the best side hustlers I know, and all her side jobs are paying off in a big way. In her post, Case of Lifestyle Inflation, Michelle shares how she is adding mindful luxury back into her life.

Home ownership is something most people want, but like the fine folks at Club Thrifty suggest, you need to Do Your Homework: How to Save Money Buying a House before you jump into the real estate market.

A reader of Canadian Budget Binder shared her very personal story in What My Life is Like with Terrible Credit. A must read and a powerful reminder of how we can help others by sharing our knowledge and experiences.

Tonya from Budget and The Beach shares What Beach Volleyball Taught Me about Life. Tonya may be moving onto what’s next, but she’s going to take the lessons she learned with her.

My father was my financial mentor, and I hope the girls consider me to be their financial mentor too. But what about everyone else? Do you have a financial mentor? Do you need one? Yes, you do! In his post, Who Do Americans Look to as a Financial Mentor, Grayson from Debt Roundup ponders this important question because we clearly need help.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend, everyone!


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March 22, 2013  •  14 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    All great posts, Shannon! I've been trying to "venture" out and read some new blogs lately too. What a busy week it's been! Hope you can find some time to relax and enjoy the family this weekend. :-)
    • Friday, March 22nd, 2013
      Thanks Laurie! There are so many great blogs, but so little time! You have a wonderful weekend with your family too!
  2. Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    Thanks for mentioning my post Shannon!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)
    • Friday, March 22nd, 2013
      You're welcome Mackenzie. It was very zen and well-written. Enjoy our lovely weather! :)
  3. Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    I am also a creature of habit Shannon. I need to branch out to new blogs to make more friends. I think it is important and it should go a long way. Thank you for mentioning my post, I really appreciate it.
    • Friday, March 22nd, 2013
      You're welcome, Grayson. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs to explore new blogs and make new friends. It makes a huge difference; it's just finding the time! Have a lovely weekend with your family. :)
  4. Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    Thanks for including a CBB post in your round-up. I share many blog posts from fellow Bloggers on my Facebook page and like you I have been venturing out to read other blogs. I want to bring a diverse amount of writing style and experience to my fans when I share other posts and they enjoy it. They really do love to read the posts I share and I enjoy spreading the word. Have a lovely weekend my friend!
    • Friday, March 22nd, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr. CBB! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love how you give your readers a place to be heard and share their stories. It's the best way we can help one another out. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    Thanks for the kind mention! Have a great weekend :)
    • Friday, March 22nd, 2013
      You're welcome, Michelle! You have a great weekend too!
  6. Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
    Some great posts here. The book is looking really good, too! Thanks, Shannon!
    • Sunday, March 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Tony! I'm looking forward to checking out the book too. :)
  7. Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
    Hey Shannon,

    Thanks for another great list of bloggers to check out, it's a great way to connect with new people :)

    The book looks like it's got lots of great info for us folks looking for ways to save money :) I'm gonna have to check it out for sure.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    • Sunday, March 24th, 2013
      I hope you had a great weekend too, Corina! I've heard great things about the book and it's written by some top-notch bloggers.
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