Where did June go? I can’t believe we’re heading into July already. It’s starting to warm up in SoCal and I’m not ashamed to admit that I like it. It’s no fun shivering at the beach! July means fireworks, picnics and vacation for us, so we are pretty excited to usher in a new month.
We had another busy week at The Heavy Purse. I had a my regular bi-weekly post at Tackling Our Debt and shared how to undergo a Money Makeover: 5 Steps to Turn You into a Money Savvy Woman. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please check it out.
A Few Good Reads
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some of my favorite posts from the past week.
Vanessa and Jacob, aka The Cash Cow Couple, shared How to Save Money on Groceries: The Best 25 Tips. They had some great advice on how to keep your grocery bill from being a budget buster.
Average Joe Money recently launched his new website Stacking Benjamins and it’s fantastic! As a fellow financial advisor, I can relate to many of Joe’s stories and loved his thoughts on Planning Your Future? Sketch Out Your Goals. It’s a common mistake to not take a big picture look at how different goals play together.
Laurie at the Frugal Farmer continued her fabulous Get out of Debt series. Part 2: Focused on Getting Through the Rough Spots and Part 3: Focused on Staying the Course. A must read for all those in throes of eliminating debt.
Lindsey at Cents and Centsibility shared a very personal story on Depression and Fighting Emotional Spending. Money is emotional and when you add depression into the mix, I imagine it can make a delicate situation even more combustible. I commend Lindsey for sharing her story, and her advice to curb emotional shopping is relevant whether you suffer from depression or just love to shop.
Nick at A Young Pro DARED us to Be the Change You Want to See in the World. Change starts from within and from there—anything is possible.
Matt at Mom and Dad Money admitted some things may be Bad for the Budget. But Good for the Soul. I agree. You have to know what makes your heart happy and if it costs a bit more, than so be it and save for it.
And to leave you on a light note, I enjoyed learning The 4 Things I Would Be More Interested in if I Was Wealthy from DC at Young Adult Money and daydreaming about the things I would do too.
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
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