A few days ago, my son had his second birthday, and we celebrated it quietly at home. He got to choose what to have for supper – all he wanted was macaroni and cheese and peaches, so we called an audible and also had ultra-lean hamburgers, too – and he received three gifts, most notably of which was a very large box of Lego Duplos (which he’s starting to really get into). He and I built a giant castle using every Lego block he has on the floor in the living room – and then we quickly played “Godzilla Enters Tokyo” and the blocks went flying! He couldn’t have been happier – a wonderful and simple birthday for a nice little boy.
1 Year Ago Today: 10 Things We’ve Done to Regain Financial Control This is a really spectacular article, reminding me a lot of my own financial armageddon. This person went through a financial meltdown, figured out what to do, and dug himself and his family out of it, and here’s exactly how he did it. Some of the considerations were quite interesting – this one’s definitely worth reading. (@ gather little by little)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Guilty Money: How Much Do You Have To Spend Frivolously Before You Feel Guilty About It? I thought this one generated some very interesting discussion.