It’s been a hot week in LA and it’s only going to get warmer this weekend. Where is my beautiful Fall? Of course, I really can’t complain as Calgary enjoyed Snowtember this week and has my sympathies. I’ll take a little heat over snow any day!
On Monday, I shared 5 Smart Money Moves to Make This Fall. It’s a great time to set aside a couple of hours and get your finances in order, so you can end 2014 on a happy, financial note. September is also Life Insurance Awareness Month and on Wednesday, we took a look at who should consider life insurance. I know this isn’t a topic many people like to discuss, but make sure you are protecting your most valuable asset – you.
A Few Good Reads
These are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Laurie aka The Frugal Farmer reminded us to Not Give Money More Power Than It Deserves. Laurie had a wake-up call on how she was letting money rule her thoughts and emotions, including not allowing herself to have fun.
Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life asked What Can I Learn from My Archetype? Knowing how we and others perceive us can motivate us to prove them wrong and/or give us insight into how our actions are interpreted.
Travis from Enemy of Debt asked if you Are as Financially Savvy as a 7th Grader? During a shopping trip with his daughter, she shared her money wisdom with him. Our kids learn so much from observing us, and this is a good reminder of why we need to be good financial role models. And congratulations, Travis, on raising such a financially confident daughter!
Joe from Stacking Benjamins suggests we Don’t Die in These States. He took a closer look at which states had the highest estate tax and/or inheritance tax. Find out whether you and/or your heirs will be affected.
DC at Young Adult Money had a great series on the Things Bloggers Struggle With. We often focus on all the many positives of blogging, but it’s important to also know the common pitfalls too.
Michelle at Fit is the New Poor recently lost in her grandma and watching her family deal with the financial aftermath reminded her of the need to Think Ahead and Plan Smart. Putting your financial affairs in order makes an incredibly difficult time for your family a little bit easier and helps ensure your final wishes are honored.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. What are your plans for the weekend?
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