I foolishly thought October would be a bit of a catch-my-breath month as September was hectic and soon the holiday season will upon us. And here we are heading into the last week of October and I’m wondering where the time went. But I can’t complain. My days are full and so good. My plate may overflow, but I love everything on it. #blessed.
A Weekly Recap
On Monday, I shared 3 Reasons Why Kids Resist Debt Repayment Efforts. Going from hearing “yes” to everything they want to now hearing “no”, can be a huge adjustment for kids. And not every child will handle the transition well. I shared the three major emotions that lead kids to act out and what you can do to address them.
On Wednesday, Tanya found 15 Fun and Frugal Activities to Cure Debt Boredom. Do not let debt rob you of your ability to have fun. Tanya shares some great low-cost ways to keep your family laughing and entertained while you eliminate your debt.
A Few Good Reads
These are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Erin had a great staff post at Young Adult Money on How To Get Your Spouse Interested in Your Financial Situation. Money is the cause of a lot of marital strife, so getting on the same page financially is important. Erin has some great tips on how to help an uninterested partner see the merit of getting financially in tune with each other.
Michelle at Making Sense of Cents shared the Money Advice I would Tell My Younger Self. Hindsight is always 20/20, but it’s always interesting to see how far we’ve come and to learn from our mistakes, which is what matters most.
Tonya from Budget and The Beach asked us if life is a Game of Inches. Some days it definitely feels that way. We might prefer to leap a mile at a time, but an inch forward, is still an inch forward in the right direction. I have to remind myself of that some days too.
Kalen at Money Mini Blog had a great post on What a Millionaire Farmer Taught Me about Money. Seizing opportunities is a great piece of advice. Too often we watch them whiz by us and don’t take advantage of them, out of fear or lack of knowledge. But Kalen’s friend is proof that not being afraid and doing the research can pay off handsomely.
Kayla from Shoe-A-Holic No More bravely shared with us I’ve Been Bad – The Clothes I’ve Bought This Year. Kayla has diligently been working to pay down debt and recently added up the clothes she bought this year. The number surprised her. And I’m proud of her for owning up to it and not hiding it. She smartly took the time to figure a new course of action so clothes become a planned and budgeted expense.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week! Any big plans for the weekend?
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