Last weekend we held Lauren’s birthday party. She is now 11 years old, which I believe makes her an official tween. I’m not sure if I’m ready to be a Mom to a tween! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m enjoying a little R&R over the holiday, so I’m more than ready. How about you? I hope everyone has a little rest and relaxation planned over the holiday for themselves too.
A Weekly Recap
We are just days away from Black Friday, so on Monday, I shared How To Make Black Friday a Saving Success. There are definitely good deals to be found, but you need to have a plan to make sure you stay on budget too. On Wednesday, Tanya shared some great Money Saving Apps to Use on Black Friday or anytime you go shopping.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
John from Frugal Rules asked How Long Do You Want Student Loans For?” Debt is something people have become resigned to having. And while most people will incur some debt within their lifetime (mortgage/student loans), how we view it definitely affects our ability to eliminate too.
Dee over at Color Me Frugal had a very interesting post on Kids and Advertising: The Startling Impact on Your Wallet. As a parent, the desire to provide a good life to your kids is so strong, and advertisers know this and use it to their advantage. A great read that I recommend for every parent who regularly hears “I want” at the store.
Michelle from Shop My Closet Project asked us Why Aren’t You Writing Down Your Hopes, Wishes and Dreams? I am a big believer in goal-setting and hopes, wishes and dreams are just unrealized goals. Write them down and you’ll be surprised how many come true over time as Michelle experienced herself.
Michelle at Making Sense of Cents shared 8 Things You Can Do to Stop Being Afraid so You can Be Rich, Happy and Successful. Sometimes I think we fear being successful more than we fear failure. Michelle provides some solid advice to help remove our fears, so we can instead enjoy fulfilling lives.
Joe at Stacking Benjamins reminded us that A Well-Rounded Education Is More Than Just Grades. He shared how the things he learned outside of the classroom played a role in who he became, just as his son is now learning too.
As a holiday bonus, be sure to visit Tanya over at Eat Laugh Purr for a huge Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up featuring a variety of delicious dishes.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Are you getting ready to host a big Thanksgiving dinner or are you the lucky guest? Regardless, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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