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Round-Up: Week of March 10, 2014

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I appreciate everyone’s kind comments on The Heavy Purse makeover. It’s a great new look to help launch my upcoming children’s book, The Lemonade Stand. I just reviewed a print proof, so we’re inching closer to going to print, which is very exciting! I am also thrilled about an upcoming event that I was be speaking at in May.

I’ll be joining two amazing women authors on May 17th for an Empowering Mothers Benefit Brunch in Manhattan Beach, CA. Christine Havey Smith author of From Three Feet Off the Ground will share her personal story of rediscovery, and Stephanie Dreyer founder of VeegMama will provide tips for healthy living through food, wellness and personal fulfillment. I will, of course, talk to Moms about being a good financial role model and the importance of financial literacy.

Tickets are $25 and the proceeds from this uplifting and educational event will benefit the Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles—where mothers rebuild and children relearn after escaping abuse. We are excited to combine our collective wisdom and talents to help raise money for an incredibly worthy cause. I invite those of you in the Los Angeles area to attend this special event and hope to see you there.

A Quick Recap

This week I shared Debt Does Not Make You a Bad Person. I sincerely hope that I helped those of you struggling with feelings of failure understand that debt does not define who you are. Identify what habits and beliefs led you to make your past money mistakes and move forward. This is just a speed bump in your life’s journey, don’t turn it into your whole story.

I also joined the Women Empowerment Wednesday movement and featured some of my favorite personal finance bloggers on Wednesday. These ladies are top-notch and have been instrumental in the success of The Heavy Purse. I’ll be sharing some more of my favorite bloggers every Wednesday this month, so stay tuned!

Thank You for Your Support

The Heavy Purse was mentioned in several places this past week. As always, I appreciate your support! Special thanks to The Savvy Scot, Personal Bankruptcy Canada, Financial Preservation Specialists, Enemy of Debt and Broke Millennial.

A Few Good Reads

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

Matt from Mom and Dad Money shared No One Wants to See the Process. It’s easy to look at someone and think they have got it made. We forget or didn’t see all the work that led to their success. This is a great reminder for all of us.

Andrew at Living Rich Cheaply had a wonderful, thought-provoking question for us, Are Personal Financial Bloggers Pound Foolish? Great food for thought for personal finance bloggers on how we offer advice to our readers.

Travis from Enemy of Debt shared The Magic Bullet to Combining Finances Successfully. It makes me very happy to see that respect and love form the basis of his and Vonnie’s financial system.

Hayley at Disease Called Debt continued her series on the Emotional Stages of Debt and focused this week on Happiness. Just like people think they are a bad person for having debt, many also think they are not allowed to be happy or have fun while they get out of debt. Hayley shows you the error of that kind of thinking and I couldn’t agree more with her.

Dee over at Color Me Frugal reminded us that if we want to Defeat Temptation the Easy Way: Avoid It. Most people do have instant gratification tendencies, which do not disappear overnight. Dee shares some tips to help you avoid temptation to splurge.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week! I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!

March 14, 2014  •  13 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, March 14th, 2014
    Sounds like a really great event! Very cool that you can take part. And yes, this redesign is amazing! Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      Thanks, DC! I'm definitely looking forward to the event. You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, March 14th, 2014
    Congrats on everything you've got going on, very exciting! Love the site redesign!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      Thanks, Stefanie! Appreciate your support! :) You have a great weekend!
  3. Friday, March 14th, 2014
    Thanks for the mention! The redesign really looks great...it's very clean and bright. Wow...pretty cool to hear that you have a children's book coming out. That's exciting!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      You're welcome, Andrew! I've been working on the new book for a long time so I can't wait to share it with everyone. :) You have a great weekend too!
  4. Friday, March 14th, 2014
    Having your book getting so close to being released has to be exciting - Looking forward to seeing it launch! Thanks for including my post in your roundup, I love sharing the successes Vonnie and I are having now that we are on the same page with our finances. Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      Thanks, Travis! I love that you and sharing the success you and Vonnie are experiencing now that you're working off the same page. It's great inspiration for those who need to still figure out how to get on the same page. :) You have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, March 14th, 2014
    Congrats on the progress of the new book!!! I can't wait to read it when it comes out! And I so glad you joined the WPW movement this week! Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Friday, March 14th, 2014
      Thanks for inviting me to participate, even if I joined late! :) It's a great idea and I love supporting my fellow female bloggers. Have a great weekend!
  6. Sunday, March 16th, 2014
    Thanks for the mention Shannon! I love your site redesign- very clean and easy to navigate.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, March 17th, 2014
      You're welcome, Dee! And thank you for your kind words too!
  7. Sunday, March 16th, 2014
    I don't have kids, but I can remember as a kid reading a lot. Green eggs and Ham was my favorite!
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