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Stepchild Faves – September 2015

I don’t know about you guys, but this month has been awesome!

I’ve been really busy with work, but I’m loving every minute of it, and the highlight of the month was attending FinCon15 where I got to meet some awesome people. 🙂

The only downside of September was that being off for almost a week meant that the end of the month has totally snuck up on me. Yikes!

The end of the month means lots of good things, like pay-day and also that 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 September in no particular order:

Afford Anything – The 12 Essential Lessons I Want to Share About Money & Life – Ok, technically this was posted at the tail end of August, but who’s counting. This is an awesome post where Paula shares her 12 principles for how you can afford anything. Remember, you can afford anything but you can’t afford everything!

From Frugal to Free – My Frugal Road Trip: Eight Days for $323 – I’ve been bitten by the travel bug. I can’t wait to get my debt paid off so I can travel more often and experience new places. Therefore, I love reading about all thing related to frugal travel right now. This post from staff writer Kara is a great one with some tips for saving on your next road trip.

She Picks Up Pennies – The Burden of Gifts – I love to give gifts and until recently I never thought of them as a “burden”. But in the past couple of years, as I’ve tried to be more minimalistic, I’ve realized that I kind of hate gifts. They can be such a pain to give and receive. Check out this awesome post for more ideas about why gifts are a burden.

Money Beagle – 8 Ways to Effectively Multi-Task – Multi-tasking is something I am constantly doing. But in the past couple of years I’ve wondered if that’s the best way to do things. I’m sure you’re read or heard of some of the same studies I have that showed that multi-tasking isn’t actually efficient. But this article has some good suggestions if you just can’t break out of the habit. 🙂 (Don’t worry I can’t either. #multi-taskerforlife)

Disease Called Debt – 10 Free or Cheap Things To Do in Autumn – I love this season and Hayley put together a good post with lots of ideas of how to celebrate the season on the cheap. Hopefully you’ll find something fun on her list too. 🙂

Well, that’s it for this month. I can’t believe we’re on the down-hill slope of 2015!

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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