I can’t believe how quickly we’re moving through March. It’s been beautiful weather here, so no complaints about the weather but I can complain about SPAM. It’s a little off topic, but we’ve been doing some spring cleaning on the website, and Tanya shared with me that I received nearly 4,000 spam comments in about 7 days. I feel so popular (or not), although a part of me wishes it had been 4,000 new visitors!
I shockingly (not really) get a ton of spam comments for fake purses. Louis Vuitton. Gucci. Prada. You name it. If you want a fake designer purse, I know someone who wants to sell one to you. I guess when your name is The Heavy Purse, then purse-related SPAM comes with the territory, although promoting fake purses really isn’t my goal. 😉
This week I debunked a popular Money Myth: Kids Don’t Care about Money. It’s been my experience that they care deeply because they recognize the power of money. Unfortunately, they don’t always understand how to wield that power properly. Many times when I speak to children, they all want lots of money, but they have no idea why. The “why” is the most important part, which every parent needs to help their children understand. And in all fairness, some parents need to learn that lesson as well.
I also highlighted some of my favorite inspirational personal finance bloggers as part of Women’s Power Wednesday. If you’re not following these wonderful ladies, you are missing out! Be sure to tune in next Wednesday to meet some more phenomenal women.
The Heavy Purse was mentioned this week at Enemy of Debt, The Frugal Farmer, RockStar Finance, Money Aware and I’m Every Woman Weekly. I appreciate your support and if I missed you, please let me know.
A Few Good Reads
This are my top five favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Stefanie and The Broke and Beautiful Life had a thought-provoking post on Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling. Without a doubt, glass ceilings do exist, but the one we set for ourselves is the most dangerous one in my opinion.
Laurie at The Frugal Farmer proudly proclaimed Your Debt Does Not Define You. I agree wholeheartedly and I’m glad Laurie is not giving her power to her debt any longer. Every day she is triumphing over it as a Mom, wife, sister, friend … you get the idea.
Wendy at Girl Meets Debt was on the same wavelength as Laurie and she reminded us to Ditch that Debt Guilt. Instead of wallowing in what could have been, Wendy is focused on doing everything she can right now to lower her debt. And guilt is not part of the deal. Love it!
Shannon from Financially Blonde had a great two-part series on conquering fear of investing. In Music Mondays: Don’t Fear the Reaper Shannon shared 3 reasons why you shouldn’t fear investing and in Investing Fear Factors she debunked some common investment fears. And if you still need a reason to check out her series, do it for the GIFs.
Matt at Mom and Dad Money shared When It comes to Investing, ‘Good Enough’ is Good Enough. He had a wonderful analogy comparing investing to refrigerators and I love his focus on goals first. People always want to focus on investments, when setting goals should be your first priority.
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