Personal Finance Round-Up: Happy Mother’s Day

happy mothers dayMothers: We’d be nothing without them. We learned from our Twitter chat this week some of the lessons that participants learned from their mothers, like how to save money and how to live within your financial means. Participants’ ages ranged from late teens to late fifties, and each of them had a lesson or two they learned from their mom.

Mothers deserve our appreciation far more often than once per year. Treat your mother right, and prove that you’ve learned something from her about being financially smart by checking out some of these DIY Mother’s Day gifts from

Plus, here are some great articles that you can share with Mom:

8 Things That Will Prevent You From Being Rich! [Call Me What You Want, Even Cheap]
We all have different goals, but I’m sure we can all agree that being wealthy would be helpful in reaching them. Avoiding these things can help you stay on track to gain more wealth.

The Duggar Family Finances [Freedom48]
Reality TV may not interest you, but the Duggar family, featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” have great financial habits we can all learn from.

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis [ABC News]
Even if you don’t carry student debt, chances are that you know someone who does. This article looks at some potential solutions to the escalating cost of education that were originally implemented in the ’40s and that could be revamped to improve the current education situation in the United States.

The One Thing That Matters More Than Grades or SAT Scores [The Writers Coin]
A GPA or SAT score is just a number – what really matters is the person behind that number. What you have to offer in personality and life experience is a much bigger factor to your success than mere scores.

Costs of Raising a Child Soaring? [Hacking the Bank]
The cost of raising a child and creating a family varies depending on which part of the world you live in. However, no matter where you live, the average cost is soaring.

How to Become an Online Freelancer [Young and Thrifty]
Even if you already have a day job, making money on the side can help you pay off debt and increase your financial stability. Doing so online allows you to work from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. So what are you waiting for?

How to Have a Successful Multi-Family Yard Sale [No Debt Plan]
Having a yard sale can be a lot of fun, but it can also be difficult and stressful. This article can help you make your sale a success.

Helping You Get a Promotion [DINKs Finance]
When you’ve cut back your spending as much as possible, it’s time to earn more to increase your financial stability. This article can aid you in the tricky process of getting a promotion at work.

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  • JB @ Youngandthrifty

    Thanks for including us!

  • writerscoin

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Kristina

    Thanks for mentioning DINKS Finance. Great Roundup!