We’ve made it through another month, folks. It just seems like yesterday we were amazed that it was already October and next week we turn the Calendar to November. The holiday season kicks off tomorrow with Halloween. Are you ready? Candy and costumes bought? This will be our first Halloween in our new home, so it will be interesting to see how our neighborhood celebrates. The girls are excited, of course, and I’m glad Halloween fell on a weekend this year. It’s more fun when you don’t have to worry about school or work the next day. And don’t forget to play The Halloween Candy Game with your kids too!
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorites posts from October. Enjoy!
Femme Frugality shared how she is Teaching My Toddler about Money. You know I”m a huge proponent of talking to kids about money, which should ideally begin when they are toddlers. This is proof that it can motivating, fun and most importantly — get results.
Travis from Enemy of Debt has a great story about his teenage son and a Money Management Win: Treat Savings Withdrawals as a Loan. Love the money values he is instilling in his kids and how he’s encouraging his son to think for himself too.
Ruth from Fruclassity shared 16 Years Old and Saving? What’s the “Why”? Lots of great lessons here for both parents and kids and more proof that kids pay attention to what you say and do.
Kayla from Shoeaholic No More gave us 5 Reasons Why Saving for Retirement is a Lot Like Eating Kale. While I happen to enjoy kale, I know not everyone does, just like some days saving for retirement seems like a chore but is good for our financial health.
Tonya from Budget and The Beach reminded us that Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story. As a numbers person, this is a good reminder to look at the whole picture and to also acknowledge your achievements, big and small.
Natalie aka The Finance Girl highlighted 21+ BLog Posts that Teach You How To Save Money from her own great blog and many other bloggers, including me! It’s a great resource for those ready to start saving or want to increase their savings.
Brian over at Debt Discipline offered some Steps for Preparing Your Children for Adulthood. Helping Lauren and Taylor be future good citizens of the world is important to me and Brian outlines several key steps that can help our kids succeed.
A great post from my fellow blonde friend, Shannon, over at Financially Blonde who encouraged us to Not Let Your Self-Worth Impact Your Net Worth. She hits a hard truth here — one of the first steps to increasing wealth is improving your self worth.
Well, that’s a wrap for this month. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween weekend!