Next week is already Thanksgiving. Are you ready for turkey day and the shopping mania that soon follows? More and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving, which definitely has some people upset. I prefer to spend Thanksgiving with family, rather than fighting crowds, so I don’t have plans to go out early. How about you?
I talked about gratitude this week and how I’m helping my girls appreciate the things they have, rather than feel entitled to them. I am proud of the good life my husband and I have created for our family but I also want to the girls understand we work hard for it. And by being smart with our money and setting goals that matter to us, instead of focusing on or competing with others, it remains a life we can all be thankful for every day.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my Top 5 Posts from this past week. Enjoy!
Matt from Mom and Dad Money shared What Financial Freedom Means to Me with us. Everyone’s definition may be slightly different but that’s good—it should be personal to you.
GMD over at Girl Meets Debt clued us in on The Truth About the Debt Repayment Journey. Guess what? It’s not easy. But as GMD shares, it will be worth the effort to be financially free.
Tonya at Budget and the Beach shared What a Girl Wants. She still figuring out how to enjoy the things she wants on a tight budget, so she can leave behind the “either/or” life.
Dee from Color Me Frugal reminded us that We Aren’t Our Balance Sheet. Dee makes an excellent argument to cast off shame and guilt for how your balance sheet may look today and to instead focus on the positive changes you’re making now and moving forward.
Carol over at Let’s Get Deals Today reviewed some of her Favorite Black Friday Shopping Apps. Those planning on venturing out this Black Friday should take a look at these apps first. Also, check out my post at Tackling Our Debt on How To Survive Black Friday in 5 Easy Steps before you head out to the stores.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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