Hello everyone! Welcome to Weekly Money Roundup! Here I wrap up happenings here at Color Me Frugal during the week and share with you some of my favorite posts that I enjoyed from other sites this week. There were some pretty awesome articles making the rounds in the personal finance blogosphere this week, so I hope you’ll enjoy! If you haven’t already, please consider Following us on Twitter or Liking us on Facebook.
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Those of you who read my blog regularly have possibly noticed that I have been somewhat absent from the blogosphere lately. I am still getting the hang of this mommyhood thing and working on figuring out a routine that will allow me to write! I really do love blogging, and I also love being a mother! It makes it even sweeter that we had such a long wait to become parents- I find myself very cognizant of the fact that this time is precious and will be gone in the blink of an eye (at least that’s what everyone keeps telling me, and from what I’ve seen so far- I think they are right!)
It’s been a busy month for us as we’ve been getting used to being sleep-deprived, and also hosting many visitors! This weekend we are set to have my stepmother and her friend visit. Almost as soon as she leaves another friend is planning to arrive. We have had so many people cheering us on our journey to parenthood, and now that our little angel has arrived our friends and family are eager to celebrate with us. It’s probably bordering on being a little too much, but since we are also eager to celebrate we do not mind!
Also, for anyone who is wondering- our basement is officially put back together after it flooded the week before the adoption! We had to pony up some cash that we had definitely NOT expected to spend that week on the basement, but it is now all dried out and carpeted once again. Thank goodness for our emergency fund!
Anyway, please enjoy this week’s Weekly Money Roundup!
Below are the posts we published recently:
Monday July 14- All Debt is Risk, Whether it is “Good” Debt or Not!
Monday July 21- Raising Financially Confident Kids and iPad Mini Giveaway
Monday July 28- What Would You Do With a Million Dollars?
Here are some articles we enjoyed from other sites this week:
Jason at Dividend Mantra writes, Saving More is More Effective Than Earning More. I really appreciated this post because I think Jason always brings a fresh perspective to topics like this. And he makes a very good case here for being a super saver! This one is definitely worth a read.
Stefanie at See Debt Run writes, Money Mantras: Becoming Rich One Thought at a Time. I loved this post because I am a firm believer that one’s mindset is an enormous determining factor of success. Successful people tell themselves they are successful!
Ryan at Impersonal Finance writes, To Get Ahead, Get Started. Ryan does an excellent job here of pointing out the most important part of making any change!
Jacqueline at Money Crashers writes, 9 Ways to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation- Spending Less When You Earn More. I think this is a really important post because it touches on what I think has got to be one of the most important factors in money management, and that is your LIFESTYLE! I am a firm believer that your money can go as far as you want it to, and even farther if you keep a close eye on your expenses!
Gary at Broke Millennial writes, How to Reduce or Avoid Student Loan Debt: A Guide to Being a Debt-Free College Student. As many of you know, one of my biggest regrets from my grad school days is living beyond my means and taking our more money in student loans than I probably needed. This is a really important post and could help those still in school to keep their debt as low as possible!
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