The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Crock Pot Mania Edition

My wife and son and I had a delicious southwest chicken crock pot meal for supper last night. The only problem is my wife made the whole thing in the morning when I was getting our son ready for daycare and she won’t tell me what all she put in it! There was corn and tomatoes and chicken and some cilantro… but there’s at least a thing or two I’m not sure about. Whatever it was, it was delicious! You can make very good meals in the ol’ crock pot. With that being said, here are some personal finance posts for your enjoyment.

Ten Fundamental Concepts In Personal Finance An interesting idea, trying to isolate the fundamental personal finance concepts that run through everything. I don’t entirely agree with the list, especially the idea of going into debt for a car, but it’s an interesting start to an interesting discussion. (@ blueprint for financial prosperity)

Why I Don’t Give My Kids An Allowance: A Conversation This is a pretty interesting argument for not giving your children an allowance. I’m still on the fence, but I do believe that clearly showing your child how to be financially responsible is vital. (@ no limits ladies)

Disputing 30 Year Versus 40 Year Mortgages Good arguments on both sides here – I’m glad that the family dynamic issue is looked at carefully, because to me that may be the most important part. (@ my two dollars)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Review: The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom I wrote a lengthy review of Suze Orman’s personal finance classic a while back – and I liked it more than I thought I would.

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  1. Josh says:

    The no allowance idea seems really harsh, but as I think about it, my allowance was directly linked to my chores. If I didn’t do my chores, I didn’t get my allowance. That seems like a good compromise.

    It’s hard as a kid to earn money today. When I was a kid I had paper routs and now they don’t let kids do that anymore, so about the only way a kid can earn anything is to work for their allowance, or wait for Christmas.

  2. David says:

    Thanks for the mention Trent.

  3. prlinkbiz says:

    Thanks for the link- I think it’s an important issue, and there is no “right” answer, you know?

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