Last week, I shared we experienced “weather” in Southern California. Well, we’re back to normal now—sunshine, blue skies and warm again. There will be no complaints from me this week. Many of my fellow Personal Finance bloggers are in St. Louis for FinCon this weekend. Unfortunately my schedule didn’t allow me attend this year, but I’m looking forward to hearing what they learned and all their fun stories!
This week I shared 5 Smart Fall Money Moves to Make. These few simple steps can help you alleviate stress and save money as we head into 2014. Also, Kyle from Rather Be Shopping quoted me in his great post at US. News and World Report on Retailers Dirty Secrets Exposed. If you haven’t had a chance to read Kyle’s article, I encourage you to do so. He has some great tips to help you avoid overspending the next time you go shopping.
A Few Good Reads
Here are a few of my favorite posts from the past week. Okay, technically two weren’t posted this week but I didn’t get a chance to read them until now.
Anthony from Thrifty Dad had a fantastic post where he cautioned us To Be Careful What You Sacrifice for Money. We often talk about the dangers of mindless spending but we don’t want to go to the other extreme either.
Tonya over at Budget and The Beach is Taking Back Her Fear of Plastic. She’s now in a good place where she can put them to work for her and trusts herself to use them responsibly.
Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer shared How Skepticism Can Help You Conquer Debt. She shares how some of the things we believe to be true (and are not) hamper our ability to eliminate debt.
Adam from Money Bulldog asked Too Broke to Save? Lessons from Childhood Saving. Teaching children how to save shows them how a little bit can add up to a lot over time and instills a savings mindset. Win-win in my book.
Joel at Save Outside the Box posed the question, To Be or Not To Be a Minimalist. A great read and I wholeheartedly agree with his point that “One man’s excess is another man’s necessity”.
Well, that’s all for this week. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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