I have a confession to make: I was a little nervous to how you would respond to this week’s post, Important College Considerations and Conversations. I pride myself on keeping The Heavy Purse a positive place, especially when dealing with difficult financial situations, but at the same time, ignoring these issues would be a disservice to you and your children.
Hopefully, I gave you plenty of food for thought and from your responses, it sounds like I did. And for those parents who are fearful their children won’t have the same opportunities as college graduates— don’t lose hope. There have been 10 U.S. presidents who never graduated from college, including Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman (Some attended college but withdrew before earning their degree Wikipedia). Granted, times were different, but the truth remains that education, while important, does not determine’s an individual’s worth.
The Heavy Purse received quite a few mentions last week including:
- Cash Cow Couple
- Budget and the Beach
- Frugal Rules
- One Smart Dollar
- A Young Pro
- Ready for Zero
- Carnival of Financial Independence
Thank you so much for your support; I truly appreciate it! And if I missed you, please let me know so I may add you to the list.
A Few Good Reads
There are so many great posts to read every week, and it is incredibly hard to weed them down to a handful. Here a few of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
in his post, Money and Morality: How Much Is Yours Worth?, Grayson from Debt Roundup shared an enlightening conversation he had with a potential client that confirmed his moral compass is pointed in the right direction.
Pauline from Reach Financial Independence may endure a little teasing for wearing the same jacket (sacre bleu!) but as she acknowledges in Jackets and Life Priorities, she also knows the joy of financial freedom.
In her post, Your Credit Cards are Paid Off, Now How Do You Stay Out of Debt, Kim at Eyes on the Dollar shares some great tips to help you from falling off the debt-free wagon.
Money thoughts, good and bad, consume so many of us, but as Catherine from Plunged in Debt pointed out, It’s Not About The Money. Very true.
John at Frugal Rules had a great post on Freedom Without Boundaries is Enslavement. There is definitely a balance to strike between work and play and money and obsession.
Sean from One Smart Dollar examined the effects of how we think in his post, How the Abundance Mentality Can Benefit Your Life and Career. It can make a huge difference.
Erin from Broke Millennial had a message for parents questioning whether they should Charge Their Kids Rent. And before you accuse of her of being an entitled millennial, her answer is yes.
Holly (the newly minted full-time WAHM) from Club Thrifty shared 5 Financial Habits that Changed My Life. My favorites were #2 and #4.
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