Nesting is in full bloom at our house right now. Everything is all about getting ready for the baby, with lists of all kinds of tasks to get done before child #2 arrives early next month. We’re transitioning our son to a twin bed over the next few months (intermediate step: the crib converts into a toddler bed), cleaning, preparing food in advance, cleaning, organizing clothes, moving furniture, cleaning, and so on.
What If The Stock Market Makes You Nervous? J.D. basically comes to the same conclusion that I do: don’t invest in stocks if they scare you. I wonder if any of the commenters who disagreed with me will disagree with him. (@ get rich slowly)
Why Do People Accept Wedding Gifts? We did not expect any gifts at our wedding – if people wished to give us a gift, it was their choice. We merely wanted people to share in one of the biggest days of our lives. (@ money, matter, and more musings)
Can I Use My Emergency Fund For That? Sometimes people save up an emergency fund, then blow it on something not really necessary (a facelift comes to mind). Here’s a hot tip: it’s an emergency fund, not an expensive frivolity fund. (@ we’re in debt)
Add More Tools To Your Arsenal To Help Solve Your Financial Problems I like this quote from Abe Maslow: “When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.” (@ generation x finance)
The Simple Dollar Retro: 25 Things You Should Always Have In Your Car It has a bit of the northern Midwesterner in it, but most of it is true no matter where you live.