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Blog Roundup: Week of March 25, 2013

Happy Easter! Blog Roundup: March 25, 2013

Farewell, March. It’s been great knowing you. šŸ™‚ I cannot believe how quickly March flew by and now we’re heading into Easter weekend. It has been another hectic week and I need to rush off and get my ducks … or better yet Easter eggs … in a row, so we can have a nice celebration.

There was a plethora of great reads this week. I may be biased, but some of my favorite posts shared money experiences from a child and parent’s viewpoint. I love seeing my fellow bloggers make these connections, then share their powerful stories with their readers.

I’ve said this before, but it is too important to not say it again.

Most parents NEVER think about financial literacy.

And not because they are bad parents. Financial literacy is simply not on their radar until someone helps them understand how a lack of financial knowledge hurts their children’s long-term financial well-being. Now you have their attention, and they want to learn more.

It makes me very happy to see more and more people connect the dots.

It’s a busy weekend for most of us, but when you have a few minutes, these posts are definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!

Laurie, aka The Frugal Farmer, had a wonderful guest post on Canadian Budget Binder this week. She gave us a peek into her life as she and her family journey to financial independence in Family Finances: Somebody is Watching You. I commend Laurie for not only making the decision to eliminate debt, but to also share this journey with her kids. A must read post.

In his post My Greatest Childhood Money Lesson, Grayson from Debt Roundup shares how earning the money to buy his own Super Nintendo made it so much sweeter to play Duck Hunt, which I understand is very fun video game. šŸ™‚

Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt had two great posts this week. Her post, 8 Ways to Teach Your Teens How to Spend Wisely is chock full of great tips. But my favorite post was Are You Worried Sick About Your Debt? As a financial advisor, I meet many people whose debt not only financially cripples them, but also leaves them emotionally crippled from worry and fear. Sicorra shares some good tips to help move past negative emotions and into positive action.

In her boldly titled post, Credit Card Debt is for Losers, Kathleen from Frugal Portland shares how her credit card debt (now long gone) affected her self-worth.

Thrifty Dad poses the age-old question, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? We face a different work reality than our parents and our kids will most likely face a different reality than us. We need to help prepare them to thrive in an ever-changing work climate.

Now stay with me here. Brian from Luke 1428 shares how spring cleaning relates to his finances in I Love to Clean the Bathroom. Read it and you’ll see it all makes sense. šŸ™‚

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I wish everyone a very Happy Easter!


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March 29, 2013  •  13 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    Shannon, thank you so much for the mention. It was a great experience writing for CBB. I share your passion for teaching children about finance - it's SO important that we help them to learn financial responsibility from the get-go. Thank you so much for all that you do in this area!
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      You're very welcome, Laurie! It is important for us to teach our children financial responsibility and the earlier we start - the easier it is. You have a wonderful Easter weekend.
  2. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    It's great to see a blogger share a guest post from CBB... thanks so much. Have a Happy Easter!
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      You're welcome Mr CBB. It was a great post and I was more than happy to share it. You have a wonderful Easter too!
  3. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    I don't even know if I want to admit that I am not sure where March went. These first three months have flown by. I really appreciate you mentioning my post. Glad my Super NES money lesson was so popular. I hope you have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      You're welcome, Grayson! I'm not sure where March went either. I swore it just started a week ago! Enjoy your weekend with your family!
  4. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    Great links and your own insight! Have a great weekend.
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      Thanks, Tony!You have a wonderful weekend too! :)
  5. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    Thank you so much for including my posts in such a great list of reads :-) I am happy that we connected last year as I am learning so much from you, that helps me in so many ways. Wishing you and your family a lovely Easter!!!
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      You're very welcome, Sicorra! I am also so grateful that we met too. You've introduced me to so many wonderful people and I cannot thank you enough for your support. :) Happy Easter to you and your family too.
  6. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    Thank you so much for including me in your list :) Glad to be amongst these great posts. Have yourself a great Easter weekend!
    • Friday, March 29th, 2013
      You're welcome! It was a great post and earned it's spot on the list. You have a wonderful Easter weekend too!
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    "As a Certified Financial Planner, it is my passion to help individuals and families build a healthy relationship with money. I look forward to helping you raise financially confident kids.ā€ - Shannon Ryan