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Weekly Roundup: Week of February 25, 2013

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It’s Friday, so it is time for another round-up of some of my favorite blog posts. I continue to receive great feedback from my Tips to Guide Practical Money Conversations with Your Children series. Thank you for your many comments, stories and commitment to talk to your kids about money. I appreciate your comments and support through sharing my posts with others.

Weekly Roundup: Who Made Me Laugh, Cry and Think This Week

So grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice and settle in for a good read.

The Frugal Farmer almost blew her budget in Oops, I did it again (Almost) but got her craving to spend back under control.

Lauren at LBee and The Money Tree remembers the good ‘ol days when she could shop without worrying about the consequences in Financial Ignorance is Bliss. For now.

Poverty is certainly an issue nationwide, but Kim at Eyes on Dollar asks, Is Poverty in the United States an Excuse to Do Poorly in School?

You’ll need a few tissues after reading Losing Isaac—Finding Life in the Death of a Child by Nicole from Frugal Rules.

A motto I live by every day! The Savvy Scot shares How I live Within My Means. And even more importantly, knowing you can live a great life within your means.

Greg from Club Thrifty has some fun as he imagines all kinds of events we can’t insure ourselves against in Catastrophic Events That Will Keep You Up at Night.

Grayson at Debt Roundup has a great infographic showing the incredibly low savings rate in this country. This saddens me but also energizes me to help people become financially literate.

Admitting to a problem is the first step to recovery. Mackenzie at The Random Path confesses a former bad habit in Emotional Shopping.

Having a sharing spirit is very important to me. Brian at Luke 1428 encourages us to go outside of ourselves so we can see the needs of others in Give It Away Now.

In his post, Profit from Your Passion: It’s Not Always Possible Justin from The Frugal Path debates whether following your passion and earning a sustainable income is always doable.


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March 1, 2013  •  16 Comments  •  Blog Carnival

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  1. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Thanks for the mention, Shannon! Can't wait to read the other posts in your list - they look like great articles!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      Thanks Laurie! You have a great weekend!
  2. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Thanks for mentioning my post. I hope you have a fun weekend.
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      You're welcome Kim. You have a wonderful weekend too. :D
  3. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Thanks for the mention Shannon! Have an awesome weekend :) The weather is supposed to be beautiful!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      You're welcome Mackenzie. Yes, all that warm sunshine definitely beckons! Enjoy your weekend!
  4. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Thanks for the mention Shannon, I do appreciate it. I am looking forward to future posts on money & children, it's one that we all too often do not talk about. Have a great weekend!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      You're welcome John. Children and money isn't a regular topic of conversations for many and it needs to be. I'm glad to be doing my part to help people have those conversations. Enjoy your weekend!
  5. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    You've put a great list together, I'll definitely be checking them out over the weekend. The one that definitely has my attention is the one about emotional shopping.

    Hope you have a great month and wishing you an even better March!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      Thanks Corina! Yes, definitely check out Mackenzie's post on emotional shopping. It's a great post and something we can all related to doing. Best wishes for a great March to you too!
  6. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Haha. Glad you enjoyed my post as I enjoyed your thoughtful comment. Thank you so much mentioning me! Woot!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      You're welcome Lauren! I always enjoy reading your blog too! Enjoy your weekend. :)
  7. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    Great choices! Have a great weekend. Enjoy our beautiful weather. I'll be in Hermosa playing vball this Sunday! Yes!
    • Friday, March 1st, 2013
      It is so beautiful out - no complaints here! Good luck playing volleyball and enjoy your weekend!
  8. Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    Thanks for including my post Shannon. Hope your upcoming week is a good one.
    • Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
      You're welcome Brian. You have a great week too!
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