Last Friday, we enjoyed Halloween and girls were able to score enough candy until Santa Claus visits next month. I am a trustee on the Little Company of Mary Foundation board and we held our Sellabration Gala last Saturday. It was an amazing event. I am so grateful for the privilege to give back and help raise money for such a worthy organization and cause. It was a lot of hard work, but we had a great night. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to a little rest and relaxation, which I figure will happen in 2028. Maybe.
A Weekly Recap
This week we talked about one of my favorite topics: money happiness. Every day I talk to people about money and overwhelmingly people are mystified, overwhelmed, intimidated and afraid of their money. They worry about not having enough or too much. They agonize over every decision. They have very little money joy. This makes me sad on multiple fronts. First, because it’s not how I was taught to view money. Second, their kids are picking up on those emotions. Even though it may not be the parents intent, their kids will likely inherit the same money hang-ups.
To help people began to shift their money mindset and stop the continuing cycle of money UNhappiness, I shared the 5 Commandments of Money Happiness. It may not always seem this way, but money happiness is a choice and it’s up to you embrace it. Because so many of us have always felt money happiness was out of our reach, I posed 3 Questions to Unlock Your Money Happiness. Give yourself permission to use your money with joy.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Laurie, aka the Frugal Farmer, introduced us to Fruclassity: Frugality for the Not-So-BadA$$. A version of living frugally and mindfully that is not so hard-core or extreme as some advocate and follow. As I’ve always said people need to make mindful, value-based decisions on how they spend their money and get out of debt. Laurie put together some good guidelines to help you do so.
Pauline over at Savvy Scot had a Word about Helping and Gratefulness after dealing with two very different Airbnb guests at her home. It’s a good reminder how acting gracious and acknowledging others can make a difference and change the tenor of a conversation.
Kassandra from More than Just Money took us to The School of Failure. She accepted a challenge that she was unable to complete successfully. But instead of throwing herself a pity party or pretending it didn’t happen, she took the time to learn from her failure and press forward.
Erin from Broke Millennial shared How Being a Woman Busted Her Budget. Now before you jump to any wrong conclusions, head on over and read her post. Male or female, we can all relate to her situation.
Lance from Healthy Wealthy Income gave us Money Advice from the Future: What Are You Waiting For? Everyone dreams of some magical sum of money that will make all their problems disappear and allow them to live a good life. But for many, it never goes beyond the dream stage. We either don’t think it’s possible or are unwilling to do the work. Lance gives us some hard love and shares habits of current millionaires that we can emulate.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
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