I appreciate everyone’s kind comments on The Heavy Purse makeover. It’s a great new look to help launch my upcoming children’s book, The Lemonade Stand. I just reviewed a print proof, so we’re inching closer to going to print, which is very exciting! I am also thrilled about an upcoming event that I was be speaking at in May.
I’ll be joining two amazing women authors on May 17th for an Empowering Mothers Benefit Brunch in Manhattan Beach, CA. Christine Havey Smith author of From Three Feet Off the Ground will share her personal story of rediscovery, and Stephanie Dreyer founder of VeegMama will provide tips for healthy living through food, wellness and personal fulfillment. I will, of course, talk to Moms about being a good financial role model and the importance of financial literacy.
Tickets are $25 and the proceeds from this uplifting and educational event will benefit the Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles—where mothers rebuild and children relearn after escaping abuse. We are excited to combine our collective wisdom and talents to help raise money for an incredibly worthy cause. I invite those of you in the Los Angeles area to attend this special event and hope to see you there.
A Quick Recap
This week I shared Debt Does Not Make You a Bad Person. I sincerely hope that I helped those of you struggling with feelings of failure understand that debt does not define who you are. Identify what habits and beliefs led you to make your past money mistakes and move forward. This is just a speed bump in your life’s journey, don’t turn it into your whole story.
I also joined the Women Empowerment Wednesday movement and featured some of my favorite personal finance bloggers on Wednesday. These ladies are top-notch and have been instrumental in the success of The Heavy Purse. I’ll be sharing some more of my favorite bloggers every Wednesday this month, so stay tuned!
Thank You for Your Support
The Heavy Purse was mentioned in several places this past week. As always, I appreciate your support! Special thanks to The Savvy Scot, Personal Bankruptcy Canada, Financial Preservation Specialists, Enemy of Debt and Broke Millennial.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Matt from Mom and Dad Money shared No One Wants to See the Process. It’s easy to look at someone and think they have got it made. We forget or didn’t see all the work that led to their success. This is a great reminder for all of us.
Andrew at Living Rich Cheaply had a wonderful, thought-provoking question for us, Are Personal Financial Bloggers Pound Foolish? Great food for thought for personal finance bloggers on how we offer advice to our readers.
Travis from Enemy of Debt shared The Magic Bullet to Combining Finances Successfully. It makes me very happy to see that respect and love form the basis of his and Vonnie’s financial system.
Hayley at Disease Called Debt continued her series on the Emotional Stages of Debt and focused this week on Happiness. Just like people think they are a bad person for having debt, many also think they are not allowed to be happy or have fun while they get out of debt. Hayley shows you the error of that kind of thinking and I couldn’t agree more with her.
Dee over at Color Me Frugal reminded us that if we want to Defeat Temptation the Easy Way: Avoid It. Most people do have instant gratification tendencies, which do not disappear overnight. Dee shares some tips to help you avoid temptation to splurge.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week! I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!