The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Settling In With Baby Edition

So, my daughter is now a week old and some routines are finally starting to appear at home. Now there are four of us. Half of the people in this house wear diapers.

Mutual Funds For Wise Bloggers This is a very solid one-shot introduction to the world of mutual funds. My general advice is to just get a low-cost index fund and not sweat it. (@ wise bread)

How To Feed Yourself For $15 A Week This is a great complementary piece to my one last week on ways to reduce food costs. (@ get rich slowly)

Do Your Routines Help Create Wealth and Happiness? This is a spectacularly useful filter for evaluting one’s own behavior. Does it make you happy or does it make you rich? If neither is true, what are you doing? (@ money smart life)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Looking At The Costs And Benefits Of Installing A Wind Turbine I used the numbers in my local area for electricity and wind and decided that it did make sense in rural Iowa, but perhaps not elsewhere. That’s likely why there are so many wind farms popping up around here.

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  1. Laura says:

    I loved the article on eating on $15 a week. I find it hard as a student to save money. Thanks for putting those tips up.

  2. J.D. says:

    I’d like to point out that the $15/week article was completely the handiwork of a GRS reader. It was a comment left on a previous post, but I thought it was too good to let languish in obscurity. Comments like this deserve the spotlight.

  3. E says:

    “Half of the people in this house wear diapers”

    Which half Trent? HA!


  4. LOL at the diaper comment! Fortunately for us, that only lasted about eight months since my 2-year-old recently moved into underwear full-time. Now we’re only paying for half the number of diapers, yay!

  5. Susan says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! Enjoy this sleepless/diaper phase because that adoring face will view you with a skeptical eye in about 17 years.(oh yea! and your new sleepless phase will be concerned with things besides a 2am feeding.)

    Remember the Economides family (how prophetic is that name?) in the news of late? I read something about them a few years back and I believe it stated that they fed each family member on $50.00 a month. I think it can be done and tastily too with a little creativity.

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