Weekly Roundup #34

Well, it’s two days after Thanksgiving here in America, and people everywhere are recovering from major turkey binges. As you recover from your food-delirium, take the time to read the awesome articles found this week in the personal finance community. πŸ™‚

Christina from Embracing Simple wrote a thoroughly helpful post this week entitled 19 Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier. Anyone who helps me make keeping my house cleaner is a winner in my book. πŸ™‚

Hannah over at Unplanned Finance wrote about Vicious Cycles and a Friend in Need. I’ve been that person at rock bottom, and have people around me that have lived at rock bottom for decades with no will to change. Whether or not to help them is a tough call. I can say one thing, though, and that’s that the lack of financial help that I received back in my rock bottom days were definitely a catalyst for change. The lack of help gave me the realization that if I wanted help, I was going to have to help myself. That may not be the answer in every situation, but it sure has served me well.

Lance over at Healthy Wealthy Income is a continued source of inspiration for me as we work on our debt payoff plan. His most recent post, Extreme Saving: How to Save 50% of Your Income, is no exception. Somehow Lance is able to make smart financial decisions seem so very simple. Love his “tell it like it is” style.

And Mark from over at Bare Budget Guy shared Financial Lessons Learned from Latin America. Mark and his wife recently spent a week in Nicaragua, and found out first-hand what real poverty level income is like. Wonderful and inspiring story.

Enjoy your Saturday, giving thanks for your many blessings.

*Photo courtesy of MeridicanΒ 

8 comments on “Weekly Roundup #34

  1. Oh my goodness, Christina! That was such a great article. She taught me some secrets about laundry that I am eager to try. She is just so full of helpful tips. The other posts sound so good too. I just have to figure out which one to check out first! Great list Laurie! Happy post Thanksgiving to you & Ruth & everyone else out there! πŸ™‚

  2. OK, so I thought that Americans celebrated Thanksgiving on the week-end (like we do here in Canada – in October). Do you celebrate on a specific date? Did I post my Thanksgiving post on Thanksgiving Day?

  3. Thanks for including my article. I had a lot of fun writing it. Life is a journey in trying to save and invest what we want. As long as we are pointed the right direction it doesn’t matter what the number is at the end of the day. Thanks again for the inclusion.

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