I hope everyone had a great Labor Day and didn’t work too hard. It’s been sweltering hot all week, which isn’t much fun when you’re busy unpacking box after box (and sometimes questioning why you have all this stuff). We finally moved into our new home and we love it! Or we will when everything is in its place and we can enjoy it.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from August until now. Enjoy!
Dee from Color Me Frugal schooled us on what makes us rich in True Wealth is Not What You Think It Is. Too often we think wealth is measured by things and as Dee pointed out — it’s less about how much you have and more about how you use your money.
Brian from Luke 1428 shared with us Why I’ll Cherish Every Moment of the Next Four Years. His oldest daughter started high school this year, which reminded him how fast life goes by and to cherish every moment. Lauren started middle school this year and before I know it — she’ll be leaving home, which both terrifies me and makes me excited to see who she will become, so I can really relate to how you’re feeling, Brian.
Erin from Young Adult Money shared 6 Financial Lessons I Learned from My Parents. As I’ve said countless times, our kids are always observing us, including how we use our money. Erin’s parents taught her some valuable money lessons (whether intentional or not) and it’s important that we are good financial role models to our kids.
Brian from Debt Discipline proudly proclaimed that he’s Raising Future Millionaires. I love that he’s talking to his kids about money and laying the groundwork for them to make confident financial decisions when they leave home. I’d like to think I’m raising future millionaires too!
Michelle from The Shop My Closet Project walked us through The Moment Where You Have To Decide Between Quitting or Committing. This is something that almost everyone struggles with at some point. Michelle shares her story and why she chose to commit.
Lauren from LBee and The Money Tree shared What Happened When I Stopped Eating Out for 30 Days. It led to many good shifts, including having some extra money in what I imagine is a fabulous purse, knowing Lauren’s style.
Mackenzie wrote a beautiful piece, Because It’s Bold. She and her family moved to Portland last year, but after discovering it wasn’t right for them, they are making the bold choice to come back home. California will be glad to have you back!
Well, that’s a wrap for now. Any special plans this weekend?