Next week is already October and I’m not exactly sure where September went. Fall is my favorite time of the year so I’m happy it’s here, along with cooler temperatures and changing leaves. Yes, leaves change here too. Well, not all leaves, but we still experience the pretty autumn colors—just not to the same scale as out East.
This week I shared How to Build a Strong Financial Foundation for Your Family. We all endure a few bumps and bruises along the way, which is why it is so critical to have a strong foundation in place. You want your family to be able to weather any storm and still thrive. I also shared 5 Important Reasons Married Couples Should Set Goals Together over at Tackling Our Debt. It surprises me how many couples assume they have the same goals as their partner but in actuality do not. This often leads to miscommunication and hurt feelings. Setting goals together strengthens relationships and is something every couple needs to do.
The Heavy Purse was mentioned by a few blogs last week. As always, I appreciate the support and thanks to Young Adult Money, Broke Millennial and The Frugal Farmer for mentioning The Heavy Purse. If I missed you, please let me know and I will add you to the list!
A Few Good Reads
So many great posts this week that I had a hard time choosing my favorites. Not a bad problem to have. Enjoy!
Kim at Eyes on the Dollar asked Can You Be Happy if You Have Credit Card Debt?. Debt robs us of so much—freedom, peace of mind and yes—even some of our happiness.
Monica over at Monica on Money shared Do You Make These 9 Budgeting Mistakes?. I happen to love budgeting but know not everyone does. Check out Monica’s post and see if you’re making any of these popular mistakes.
Hayley at Disease Called Debt proudly proclaimed I Will Not Give In: The Cycle of Debt Is Broken. Hayley has made a commitment to end her debt cycle and live debt-free.
Catherine at Plunged in Debt asked Do You Have a Financial Role Model? You may not have grown up in a home where money was openly discussed, but there are plenty of people talking about money now who can serve as your role model and help you become a great role financial role model to your children.
Laurie from The Frugal Farmer is getting double the love this week. On her blog, she wrote about Paying Off Debt: Preparing for the Journey and on Frugal Rules where she talked about Why So Many People Fail at Becoming Debt-Free. If you’re struggling with debt, these are must reads. Your approach and thoughts to debt are big indicators on whether or not you will successfully manage the journey to debt freedom.
And finally, I’d like to end on an inspirational note from Nick at A Young Pro. His Monday Motivational Post, The Story of the Butterfly is great way to end your week as well. We all face various obstacles, but they do serve a purpose.
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