I’ve been moving so fast this week that I didn’t get a chance to visit as many blogs as I normally do. It definitely takes time to find that balance of being a Mom, running my own financial planning practice and blogging for The Heavy Purse. I love them all, but somedays, it’s hard to find the time to do everything that needs to get done and do it well.
Am I the only one who struggles with this? I feel bad when I don’t get to connect with as many people as I normally do. Fortunately, next week looks a bit better and I have also accepted that my life will move at warp speed for the near future.
Average Joe emailed me this week and let me know that our Stacking Benjamins podcast on 5 Summer Money Activities for Kids has been downloaded more than 1,000 times. Woo-hoo! I know many of you listened to it and helped promote it via twitter and facebook, so thank you! In case you haven’t had a chance to download it, you can find it, here. Again, a huge, heartfelt thank you for your support and to Joe for inviting me to participate.
The Heavy Purse was mentioned by Skinny Seahorse, Reach Financial Independence and The Carnival of Financial Independence this week. Frugal Rules, Debt Round-up and The Frugal Farmer all mentioned my guest post, Without Purpose, Money is Just Paper at Tackling Our Debt. Thank you so much for your support and please let me know if I missed you.
A Few Good Reads
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get a chance to read as much as I would have liked this week, so it’s a short list this week. Happy reading!
The Dynamic Duo, Greg and Holly, from Club Thrifty had a pair of great posts this week. First up, Holly was struggling to say “no” to her daughter in Things My Daughter Wants. Those cute faces do make it hard to say “no”. While Greg was busy preparing readers to Survive a Bear Market Encounter in the Wild.
Maria from The Money Principle had a great guest post at Reach Financial Independence. In her post, Retirement? What Retirement?”, Maria shares her retirement plans and her goal to be able to live the life she wants.
Kim at Eyes on the Dollar was preaching to the choir when she encouraged parents to start teaching their kids about money and to Say No to Your Kids Now so You Won’t Have to Later. Great post!
According to Ree from Escaping Dodge, The Road to Misery is Paved with Good Intentions. In her guest post at We Only Do This Once, she shares how our good intentions can sometimes make things worse, especially when we put others first financially.
And finally, I like end on a more light-hearted note, so join Tonya from Budget and the Beach as she Tries to Solves the Mysteries of the Universe.
Have a great weekend!
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