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Weekly Round-Up: Week of August 5, 2013

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I can’t believe it’s already August. The girls head back to school in a couple of weeks, and it feels like the school year just ended. But this Mom is not complaining! Next Monday, I’ll share some tips to help you save money and involve your kids in their back-to-school shopping.

Several of you linked to The Heavy Purse while I was on vacation, so please accept my delayed thanks to Mom and Dad Money (love this story!), Frugal Rules, Debt Roundup, Monster Piggy Bank, Luke 1428, The Frugal Farmer and Eyes on the Dollar. I appreciate your support! If I missed anyone, please let me know so I may add you to the list.

A Few Good Reads

I’m still playing catch-up but I still find plenty of great posts. Enjoy!

Nick at A Young Pro shared 5 Frugality Rules to Improve Your Life. I love his focus on being intentional with your money. Knowing what you want to do with your money makes it so much easier to stay true to your goals and not get side-tracked.

Laurie at The Frugal Farmer has always been very forthcoming about her family’s journey to get out of debt and shared some great insight in How to Pay-Off Debt: It’s About More Than Just Budgeting. It is unfairly easy to get into debt but takes true dedication and determination to get out. Laurie’s got it and has some great tips for those working towards financial freedom.

I love this post from Anthony at Thrifty Dad. He took a walk down memory lane and shared how Being Frugal Is About Being Resourceful. Once upon a time, not that long ago, if you didn’t have the money, you made do with what you had and were creative. It’s become a bit of a lost art and one we need to remember.

Eva from Teens Got Cents had a fantastic guest post at Make Money Your Way on how she planned to Graduate from College Debt-Free. Going to college doesn’t have to include student debt and Eva has some great tips on how to finance college without taking a loan.

Although we do have legitimate #FirstWorldProblems, we have a tendency to focus on (okay, vigorously complain/tweet) about the more inconsequential problems. Tonya at Budget and the Beach poked some fun at herself and shared her list of First World Problems. #6, #8, #10 would definitely be on my list too!


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August 9, 2013  •  22 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Hope you have a great weekend Shannon! Enjoy those last few weeks with the girls before you get to start enjoying the next few months of a little more peace and quiet.
    • Friday, August 9th, 2013
      Thanks, Matt! Always lots of things to get done before they head back to school. Hopefully going to do some back-to-school shopping done this weekend so I can cross that off the list! You have a great weekend too!
  2. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon :-). The summer is going by SO fast, isn't it? Can't wait to read the back-to-school shopping tips - yea! Have a great weekend, friend.
    • Friday, August 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie! This summer is flying by. It seems like time is either moving at a snail's pace or moving cheetah fast! :) You have a great weekend too, my friend!
  3. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    I can't believe that the kids are back in school either! The summer flew by!

    Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, August 9th, 2013
      It really did! And I also know understand why my parents always looked forward to my sisters and I going back to school. :) Have a great weekend!
  4. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Thank you for the mention! Very much appreciated! Back to school? Wow, eh? Where did the time go? Well, you got to squeeze in a great vacation and I'm sure your girls will remember this summer for a while. Thanks again! Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, August 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, Anthony! We did have a fabulous summer so no complaints from me! You have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Thank you so much for the mention Shannon, glad you enjoyed it! Have a fantastic weekend. :)
    • Friday, August 9th, 2013
      You're welcome, Nicke. Great post! You have a great weekend too! :)
  6. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Thanks for mentioning my mention Shannon. I hope you had a great vacation and have a great weekend as well.
    • Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      You're welcome, Grayson. We had a fabulous vacation. :) You have a great weekend, too!
  7. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Now that I've been out of school for 2 1/2 years, I "almost" miss going back to classes in the Fall. I think I just miss academia in general. Looking forward to your post on Monday even though I have no kids to go back-to-school shopping for. One day :)
    • Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      I bet that "one day" comes sooner than you think! You'll be a great dad, DC! I have many fond memories of college too, even though it's been more than 2 1/2 years since I graduated! :) Have a great weekend!
  8. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Yeah the last thing WE should EVER complain about it weather...but we still sometimes do. "What do you mean it's June gloom in July?" I pay good money for nice (read perfect) weather! :) Thanks for including me, and enjoy our perfect weather this weekend while the girls are still out of school! :)
    • Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      I think it's in our DNA to complain about the weather wherever you live!! And speaking of June Gloom - what's it doing here in August? Half a perfect day is not enough! You have a great weekend too, Tonya.
  9. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    Thank you so much Shannon. I was so excited to see you mention my post on Twitter!
    • Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      You're welcome, Eva. Always happy to promote your good work in helping other teens become more money savvy!
  10. Friday, August 9th, 2013
    I can't believe summer's almost gone, either - it flew by! Great list of reads, Shannon, enjoy your weekend :)
    • Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      It seems like June was yesterday and here it's almost mid-August! You have a great weekend too, Anna!
  11. Monday, August 12th, 2013
    Thank you for featuring Eva's post Shannon, hope you are having a fun last few weeks before the girls go back to school.
    • Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
      You're welcome, Pauline! The girls are definitely keeping me busy before they head back to school! :)
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