I became a grandmother in the month of June! I have to say I never thought I could fall in love with someone so fast. He is the most wonderful and precious baby. Collectively as a family, we waited a long time for him to join our clan.
My mother, who has dementia, was able to recognize who he was for a brief moment when they first met. Since that time, she doesn’t remember his name but enjoys holding him. All her motherly instincts came flooding back, as if it was 50 plus years ago taking care of her own children. Funny how the mind works.
There were lots of great reads in the month of June. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
The Best Money Management Articles On Line
1. Jessi over at The Budget Mama wrote a thought-provoking piece about sacrifice entitled, What Does It Take To Get Out Debt?
In it she shares what happens over time when you are continually in a position of sacrifice. She eloquently shares the frustration of never getting a birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas present. I remember what that was like too, and she nails the experience and portrays it beautifully.
2. Sarah at Sarah Titus.com has a great challenge for anyone looking to save money. It’s the 60 Day Power Bill Challenge.
Sarah is super creative and so I wasn’t surprised when I saw this latest challenge. I’m pretty savvy, and I’ve lowered my power bill significantly over the years. But I’m so intrigued at what she’ll teach us that I’m signing up too!
If you’d like to save money on your power bill, sign up for Sarah’s challenge and join me in reducing one more bill.
3. If you’ve never read Frugalwoods you should stop by and tool around the site. Mrs. Frugalwoods wrote a great and inspiring piece this month, I Used To Be Afraid Of Money, But Things Have Changed.
So many people fear money, but as Mrs. Frugalwoods points out, even though you fear it, it’s just math. Whether you fear money and are overly frugal, or you fear money and over spend, your relationship with money can change and evolve just like Mrs. Frugalwoods.
4. Laurie over at The Frugal Farmer, makes her second appearance on the monthly roundup with her article, How To Deal With Debt Fatigue.
I think this was my favorite article this month, possibly because I could totally relate to what Laurie was sharing. Debt fatigue is a real challenge and frustration when you paying off debt. It he can feel daunting. It’s like a ball and chain that can’t be removed until the last debt is paid.
If you’re struggling with debt fatigue, Laurie offers some great strategies to deal with it and keep feeling positive as you move along your journey.
5. Ruth at Living Well Spending Less shared some great resources in her article 25 Awesome Tools for Getting Organized.
This article covers all areas of your life that might need a little organizing makeover. Tools for organizing your money, kids stuff, home, garage, and your life! Lots of free resources to make your life easier and well, more organized.
I’m always interested in reading what others are saying in the world of money, home and life management so if you’ve got a great one to share, leave it the comments section.
Have a great week everyone, Maureen