At almost the exact same time, our youngest child got a large facial rash and our daughter got an extremely sore baby tooth. This led to medications. Doctor’s appointments. Worry.
Being a parent would be far easier if you could simply rely on perfect health from your children. Human lives are fragile, though.
I am thankful for the health that they do have.
Is Your Financial Situation Limiting Your Family’s Size? The question of whether someone is financially “ready” to have children (or to have more children) is a life-altering one. This article deals with that question maturely and effectively. (@ money ning)
They’re Your Words. Choose Them. There are many, many ways to deliver the message you want to convey. You can convey the same message in a way that’s hurtful and in another way that’s empowering. Why not choose the empowering path? (@ seth godin)
Two Invalid Criticisms of David Bach’s Latte Factor The “latte factor” refers to the idea that if you don’t spend the money on a latte every day and instead put it toward something else in your life, you can achieve great things. A $5 daily latte, redirected toward your mortgage, can shave years off of your debt. It’s an idea that’s solid, but open to criticism – some of it fair, some of it not so fair. (@ consumerism commentary)
Money Toolbox An old friend of mine, JD Roth from Get Rich Slowly, has put a ton of work into producing this online personal finance guide. If you want the “meat” of a good personal finance blog, all in one place, that’s what this e-book provides. I’ve read it already and it’s quite good at organizing most of the good personal finance advice you’d find at Get Rich Slowly into one guide.