Weekly Roundup Tenth Edition

Well, after days on end of rain here (with a day or two of sunshine sprinkled in here and there ) it seems as if we are in for a sunny and dry weekend, which means it’s time to get the outside chores done quickly, before the rain returns.   ‘Tis the season for weddings and college graduations, and for “hurry up and get things done ’round the house because the weather is good”. In honor of summer’s fun, busy and celebratory season, here are some great posts for you to check out this weekend.

Tanya from Eat, Laugh, Purr wrote a guest post for The Heavy Purse called 3 Money and Life Lessons for College Graduates.  Tanya speaks with wisdom here as she advises college graduates on some important life lessons. One of the most important things we can give our kids as they head out to live life as adults is wisdom, so do the college grad in your life a favor, and send him/her the link to this post.

John from Frugal Rules shares with us 13 Fun Summer Activities That are Free. Summer weather is so beautiful, and it’s tempting to go on a spending spree, doing all of the fun things that are off limits during winter; especially for us Northerners. There are ways, however, to enjoy the summer weather without spending much, and John shares a baker’s dozen with us here.

Trent from The Simple Dollar shared a post earlier this month entitled 20 Ideas for a Frugal (Not Cheap) Wedding on a Budget. LOVE this article because Trent shares real and doable ideas for planning a beautiful wedding that doesn’t cost tens of thousands of dollars. Our own Ruth shared a post this week of another couple that mastered doing a wedding on a small budget. It can be done, and having a less expensive wedding often results on more money for the newly married couple’s first home, savings account, or another use that won’t disappear in a day. I’m all for having a wonderfully beautiful and memorable wedding day, but hindsight being 20/20, I know that if Rick and I did ours again, we’d spend way less and get way more for our money.

Maureen from over at A Debt Free, Stress Free Life wrote an awesome post this week called 5 Tips to Manage Your Cash This Summer. Maureen has helpful advice here for the masses, most of whom spend way more than they’d planned on spending come summer.  Check out Maureen’s hidden tips for managing your summer cashflow well.

Monica from over at Our Debt Free Family shared in a post this week that her and her family had made The Most Drastic Financial Decision We’ll Make This Decade. While the theme of this article doesn’t necessarily fit in with my summer theme this week, I found the article so impactful that I just had to share it. This is what value-based spending really means, my friends.

Enjoy the weekend, my friends. Relax, have fun and rest up for the work week ahead. Life is meant to be enjoyed!



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