Happy Halloween everyone! Another year of ghosts and goblins have come and gone and I have way too much candy in my house, tempting me! I love this time of year but it’s so busy. I am grateful that Thanksgiving falls at the end of the month and gives us a tiny break.
This week I shared with you How to Handle the “I Wants”. Wanting isn’t something that magically disappears as we grow older, although our wants may become less focused on material things and more on experiences. It’s okay to want, but we need to be mindful of how we respond to our wants. Sometimes it’s hard to separate emotions and feelings of “I deserve it” from our true wants. Taking that step back can make the world of difference.
A Few Good Reads
Special thanks to Anna from Are Ya Gonna Eat That and Erin at Broke Millennial for mentioning The Heavy Purse this week. I appreciate your support ladies! Here are my favorite posts from the past two weeks. Enjoy!
Brian at Luke 1428 was Dealing with His Daughter’s Big Milestone. After helping her set a savings goal, she had finally saved enough to achieve her goal for a new iPod Touch. Good things happen when you talk to kids about money!
Wendy over at Girl Meets Debt Shopped for Some Wants and Liked It! The financially savvy GMD set a budget and allowed herself to indulge in some guilt-free shopping. Win-win!
Tonya from Budget and the Beach reminded me of the importance of Surrounding Yourself with Financial Positive People. Financial Energy Vampires or FEVs, as she likes to call them, do exist and can be a negative influence on your pocketbook and money attitude.
Mackenzie at The Random Path declared You Can Change Anything. A powerful reminder of our ability to change our habits and beliefs, just like Mackenzie broke her emotional shopping habit.
The Cash Cow Couple, aka Jacob and Vanessa, are celebrating Shocking News. No, they are not about to become parents, but you’ll have to visit their site to find out the good news. Congratulations Jacob and Vanessa!
Cat from Budget Blonde is back on U.S. soil and is Adjusting Part 1: Grocery Store Incident. We forget how fortunate we are to have stores fully stocked with more varieties of tortilla chip than we ever imagined.
Jordann from My Alternate Life had her last staff post at Making Sense of Cents and shared Her Canadian Dream. I love how when we really examine what we want in life it is often more obtainable than we realize.
Lye from The Joy of Simple asked Are Your Friends and Family the Reason Why You Are in Debt in his guest post at Disease Called Debt. Lyle shared a powerful story of a married couple and the impact their lack of communication and common goals had on their family.
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