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Stepchild Faves – August 2015

Wow! I can’t believe I’m already almost done with my first month of self-employment. It has been a great month because I’ve had so much more time to focus on my business, my house, my family and friends, my pets, and myself since I gave up my full-time job at the end of July. I feel like I’m slowly, but surely, getting “caught up” with life again.

The end of the month also means it’s time for another edition of Stepchild Faves!

Stepchild Faves is where we round-up our top 5 favorite posts of the month and share them with you for your weekend reading pleasure. 🙂

Here are our top 5 fave posts of August in no particular order, and a bonus post for good measure:

Men with Pens – Why you need to attach meaning to your money This post is the first one I ever read on this blog and it’s a great one! It talks about how chasing money instead of meaning isn’t going to get you very far. Check it out if you need some motivation.

Frugal on the Prairie – 50 Ease Random Acts of Kindness to Start Today I’m a big fan of random acts of kindness as they make me feel good and they are usually pretty easy and frugal to do. Allison’s list is super comprehensive and she even gives you a printable list so you can look at it often.

Dear Debt – The Power of Positive Thinking I love this post where Melanie reminds us that a positive attitude can really bring about changes in our lives. It’s a great one if you need some positive changes in your life right now.

Hey It’s Just Money – 5 Stages After Saying No to Impulse Buying You’ve heard of the stages of denial right? This post explains how those same types of things happen after we deny ourselves some impulse purchases. It’s a funny post, but it has some great truth in it too.

She Picks Up Pennies – Extreme(ly Stupid) Couponing If you need a laugh, check out this post about how Penny was addicted to Extreme Couponing, when she realized she had a problem, and what she’s done to fix it.

Friday Night Shenanagins – The Best Free Personal Finance Tools This post is a great compilation of some of the best personal finance tools available right now, and all the ones in this list are free! Thanks so much to Liz for putting this post together.

That’s it for this time. We hope you have a great weekend and had a good August!

Do you want to be featured in our next edition?

Send us an email with your best post at reddebtedstepchild[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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