It’s been a great and busy summer, but I am ready for the girls to head back-to-school next week. We’ve pretty much completed their school shopping, and they are excited for their first day back. For those who have been in session for a few weeks, I hope you and your kids are back in the school groove. I’m definitely ready for a more regular routine.
On Monday, I started my series on How to Put Your Financial Affairs in Order. I know this isn’t the easiest topic, but I encourage you take the time and make sure your family is protected when you are gone. And this goes beyond life insurance, but making sure your spouse is up-to-speed on the family finances and prepared to manage them on their own.
On Wednesday, I shared How To Talk to Your Parents about Their Finances. This is another difficult, but important, topic that needs to be delicately handled. I’ll wrap up the series on Monday with a look at long-term care concerns and planning for when your parents can no longer take care of themselves.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Travis over at Enemy of Debt shared with us If You’re Going to Succeed, You Have to Have a Plan. I couldn’t agree more. Travis correlates his experience training for an upcoming marathon to managing your finances and success in both demands a plan.
Tonya from Budget and The Beach had another fantastic post on Healthy Acts of Defiance. There will be always be naysayers and I love her take on how to silence your critics.
Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder shared a reader’s dilemma in Couple’s Happy Retirement On Hold Until Son Moves Out. This is unfortunately an all-too common dilemma and find out what Mr. CBB recommends they do.
Vanessa from Liberty Loves Company had a great guest post on Entitlement Syndrome: What It’s Costing You on Reach Financial Independence. We often complain about the entitlement attitude of others, but most of are guilty of making an “I deserve this” purchase too. Find out the real cost of succumbing to those beliefs.
Catherine at Plunged in Debt shared How To Deal with Rejection. Rejection is never easy and I love Catherine’s determination to learn something from the experience and use it to propel her forward, rather than give-up. Rejection is just a speed bump to your final destination.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I can’t believe we’re heading into our last week of August. What are your plans this weekend?
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