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Weekly Blog Round-Up: Week of May 20, 2013

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It’s the end of another busy, but good week and we’re happily headed into a long holiday weekend in the States. So in anticipation of everyone raring to get to the weekend, I’m going to make this week’s recap short and sweet … hopefully!

The Heavy Purse was mentioned in multiple places last week and I truly appreciate your support. If I missed you, please let me know so I can add you to the list.

I also have to give a very special shout-out to Average Joe (who is so NOT average) for interviewing me in his inaugural Stacking Benjamins podcast. Joe and I chatted about 5 Summer Money Activities for Kids, so download the podcast and listen to it during your commute, workout or whenever you can.

A Few Good Reads

Tony from We Only Do This Once shared How to Bring Others On Board with Change at the Great Jolly Hoombah. Be sure to check out their new book, which is free for a limited time!

Jen from The Happy Homeowner asked a doozy of a question, To Marry for Money: Gold Digger or Financial Genius? My husband better say he married a financial genius. 🙂

Laurie from The Frugal Farmer reminded people Why You Should Choose to Start Your Journey to Debt-Free Today. Agreed. There is no better day to start eliminating your debt than today.

John at Frugal Rules asked Did Your College Degree Come with a Course on Student Loans? No, but it should. The good news more and more students are asking questions and not just signing on the dotted line.

Sicorra over at Tackling Our Debt shared 10 Best Money Tips for New Graduates. Getting their finances in order is one of the best graduation presents anyone can give himself.

Tonya at Budget and the Beach had the perfect post to kick off a week on Gratitude. It truly makes a difference in one’s life. And YAY for playing volleyball again!

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents pondered whether to Pursue What I Love or What Brings in Stable Money? I say both. Passion first, then figure out what you need to earn to live the life that makes you happy.

Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder encountered a Young Cookie Selling Entrepreneur at a garage sale. Barely old enough to count change, but smart enough to know to save her money for something she truly wanted.

And for those looking for something to do this weekend, Mackenzie at The Random Path has a fun, Frugal, Jewelry Display project for all you ladies who suffer from tangled jewelry.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I wish everyone a safe and fun Memorial weekend!


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May 24, 2013  •  28 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Have a good holiday weekend. Thank you for the reading material. There are so many good bloggers out there. I love reading personal financial blogs as opposed to the big new sites. Glad to have all of you out here plugging away. Best wishes on continued success!
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      There are a ton of great PF bloggers out there and I meet new ones every day. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you have a great holiday weekend too!
  2. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks a TON for partnering with OG & I for the launch of our new podcast. You did a ton of work on the show, and I appreciate every bit of it. I loved your tips, too...especially the jobs posting board.

    Now, if we can just do something about those two clowns running the show, it might have a chance.... ;-)
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      Yeah, those two clowns. Whew! They gotta go! No way - they absolutely make the show fantastic! I wish great success to you, OG and Stacking Benjamins! Thank you again for letting me be a part of it. :)
  3. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks for the mentions, Shannon! I loved Mackenzie's Frugal Jewelry Display too. So cute! Have a terrific weekend with your family. :-)
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! You have a wonderful weekend with your family too - but no sparklers, please!
  4. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks so much for the mention! :) Have a wonderful weekend.
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Michelle! Enjoy your holiday weekend too!
  5. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks so much for the mention Shannon, I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend...It actually looks like we may be able to enjoy the long weekend which is not usual for us.
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, John. I really enjoyed your post. I'm glad you'll be enjoy to take some time to relax with your family this weekend. I know I'm looking forward to doing the same!
  6. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thank you so much for the mention Shannon! I really appreciate it!

    Have an awesome 3 day weekend :)
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mackenzie. Have a fantastic holiday weekend and hopefully you might even sneak in a trip to the beach! :)
  7. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Great list of reads Shannon! Honored to be included. Thanks very much! Enjoy your long weekend :-)
  8. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    These are all good reads Shannon. Nice work putting them together. I hope you have a great weekend.
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      Thanks Grayson! You have a great weekend too and Happy Anniversary! :)
  9. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thank you so much for mentioning our book, Shannon. We are honored and so appreciative! -Tammy and CJ
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Tammy! Happy to help support you and CJ. Have a great holiday weekend!
  10. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention! Great reads all around, as always. Hope you enjoy the weekend.
    • Friday, May 24th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mike. You have a lovely weekend too!
  11. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Thanks for sharing a CBB post Shannon! Enjoy your holiday weekend mate.
    • Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr. CBB! Hope you had a great weekend too!
  12. Friday, May 24th, 2013
    Great list of weekend reads - enjoy Memorial Day weekend, Shannon! :)
    • Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      Thanks, Anna! You too!
  13. Saturday, May 25th, 2013
    Thanks for including my post!! :)

    Enjoy the long weekend!
    • Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      You're welcome, Jen. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend too!
  14. LifeorDebt
    Saturday, May 25th, 2013
    This is a great list! We are getting a "better late than never" start to getting out of crushing student loan debt-- and need all the tips and support we can find! Will be stopping by again...
    • Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      Thank you! I'm happy to help!
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