The girls are headed into the last week of school next week and they are understandably pretty excited. I enjoy the extra time with the girls, but I won’t deny missing the routine school provides too. Of course, everyone deserves a break and knowing what I know now, I tell the girls to really enjoy those weeks off.
A Quick Recap
This week I shared with you that 77% of parents admit to keeping money secrets from their kids. Now understandably there is some information that is private, but there is a difference between choosing to keep your net worth or the amount in your 401k private, than outright lying to your kids too. There is a delicate balance parents need to find where you can be honest and reduce or minimize fear, rather than create it. In the heat of the moment, lying may seem like an easy way out, but ultimately it creates more problems. I also shared my review of my good friend Laurie’s new ebook: How To Teach Kids about Money on Wednesday. It’s a quick and inexpensive read and I highly recommend it.
Thanks for Your Support
The Heavy Purse was mentioned in a few places in the past few weeks. Special thanks to Canadian Budget Binder, The Finance Girl, Busy Mom Budgets, How to Save Money and The Frugal Farmer. I appreciate your support!
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Tonya from Budget and The Beach shared her Fierce Determination to excel and go wherever she wants in life. Love the concept behind a camper and climber too. Read her post to find out which one you are.
Michelle over at Shop My Closet Project told us that You Might Not Have a Job Problem but a Life Problem. Michelle discovered what she thought was a work issue was actually a life problem. Through taking time for herself, she is now experiencing positive changes in both life and work.
Holly at Club Thrifty reminded us of the importance of Knowing When to Splurge. We so often look for ways to save money that we need to remember that mindful splurges are welcome too. I particularly love that Holly worked hard to make their splurge as affordable as possible than happily spent the money to make a dream come true.
Liz at Budgeting for More is celebrating 4 Years of Marriage with 4 Financial Lessons Learned. Whether you’re newly married or have many years of wedded bliss, Liz shares some great lessons. Tip #1 is my favorite.
Mark also known as the Money Saving Dude gathered an impressive amount of personal finance bloggers (including me!) to share some Money Saving Tips. He clearly put a ton of time and effort into this massive undertaking and the tips are phenomenal. Be sure to check out his post.
That’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Enjoy your special day!
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