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Weekly Blog Round-Up: June 17, 2013

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The girls are out of school, so I guess summer vacation has officially begun. šŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to warm summer days, lazy weekend afternoons chasing the girls at the beach and picnics with friends and family. And yes, we do experience seasons in Southern California, as minute as those differences may be to outsiders!

The Heavy Purse was mentioned in the following places last week: Eyes on the Dollar, Broke Millennial, Debtblag, Are Ya Gonna Eat That, Budget and the Beach, Budget Blonde, Enemy of Debt, Canadian Budget Binder, The Frugal Farmer, Girl Meets Debt and Stacking Benjamins. Thank you for your support! I truly appreciate it. If I missed you, please let me know so I can add you to the list.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week, so grab a beverage and enjoy!

The Frugal Farmer created a powerful and compelling intro, How and Why You Should Get Out of Debt, to her four-part series on debt.

I love this post, Excuses or Choices, from Kim at Eyes on the Dollar. To me, money is about choices and debt robs people of their power to choose.

Tony from We Only Do This Once asked a provocative question Are Rich People Smarter than You?. Rich people (and I don’t mean those who necessarily have the most money) know how to use their money wisely on the things that matter most.

John at Frugal Rules wants to know How You Define Smart? He questions whether the Great Recession has truly made people more financially savvy, given how low we continue to score on financial literacy quizzes.

Cat at Budget Blonde shared How to Avoid the Quarter Life Crisis and I love how she turned a “crisis” into an opportunity.

Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder had a great post on How We Quit Comparing Financial Numbers. We’ve all been guilty of comparing ourselves to others, and I love how they broke the cycle and instead focused on what really mattered – living the life they wanted for themselves.

And finally, Tonya at Budget and the Beach, shares some Random Thoughts about Coming Home that certainly made me smile. A great way to end the week.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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June 21, 2013  •  18 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Yea for summer! I'm so excited to have the snowy season finally behind us and we too are looking forward to lots of BBQs and beach trips!!! Thanks for the mention, Shannon, and have a great weekend!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      You guys had a long winter, so I bet you are excited that summer is finally here! :) I'm with you on BBQs and beach trips - nothing better. Have a great weekend, Laurie!
  2. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    HA! Seasons in Southern California. Very funny!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      No, seriously. They exist. Sort of. :) Have a great weekend, Matt and congratulations again on the bundle of joy coming your way!
  3. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    The summers are so exhausting especially this year. The boys have practices and camps and the newborn is well being a newborn. No sleep in this house!! The Excuses or Choices seems like a good read need to check that one out.
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      It's true; summers are relaxing and also crazy busy! Definitely check out Kim's post, it's fantastic. Have a great weekend!
  4. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Ha ha, seasons in SoCal! ;) I remember living in San Diego and "winter" meant it got down into the mid 50's at night and you would've thought it was -20. :) Seriously though, it's all relative and you have the pleasure of the Ocean - which sadly we do not. Thanks for the mention Shannon, I really appreciate it! Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      Yeah, the winters in San Diego are probably pretty different compared to Omaha! :) You're welcome, John. Enjoy your weekend too!
  5. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    I remember when my friend from Wisconsin visited in November one year, I was wearing boots, beanie, scarf, and jacket and he was in t-shirt and shorts. :) At least in the summer, almost everyone is in the latter! Great reads as always, enjoy the hopefully sunny weekend!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      LOL! So true! They think we're wimps. :) We're just spoiled! You have a great weekend too!
  6. Girl Meets Debt
    Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Summers are nice but I bet California summers have that extra spark :) Have a wonderful weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      I think so, but I'm a little biased! :) You have a great weekend too, GMD!
  7. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Summer in LA!!! Whoo hoo! I can't wait to make sand angels when I get back home! Beach volleyball! Have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      You can't beat it, honestly! I'm so happy that you can play beach volleyball again. You have a great weekend in Detroit and a safe trip back!
  8. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    It's going to feel like summer this week that's for sure. It got too hot here today so the A/C went on. Thanks for sharing my post and all the others in your round-up for me to read. Mr.CBB
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr. CBB. Happy to share. The temperatures are starting to warm up here too, and I like it! Have a great weekend!
  9. Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Those were some great reads... thanks for the share!
    • Friday, June 21st, 2013
      You're welcome, Michael. Have a great weekend!
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