For my son’s afternoon snack, we usually give him some vegetable crackers, a banana, and a cup of low-sodium V8. To us, this seemed like a really healthy snack, as it gets a serving of fruit and a serving of vegetables (via the V8) into his system. Yet I was almost yelled at yesterday for giving my son vegetable juice because the calories are “empty.” I asked for any sort of evidence or proof of this and received another blast of rhetoric. So I’m asking you: does this seem like an unreasonable afternoon snack for an 18 month old boy?
Financial Urban Legends Debunked My favorite one is actually the first one. I had a person rail at me at length that you didn’t have to pay income taxes because they were illegal. (@ saving without a budget)
Can You Save Too Much In An Emergency Fund? I say no (unless it literally exceeds your living and estimated medical expenses for the rest of your life), though apparently others disagree at least to a point. (@ money smart life)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The Ten Second Rule This is a great way to help yourself cut down on impulse purchases. I still use it on occasion, particularly when I’m in a music store – I talk myself out of buying anything at all, usually.