The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parenting Dilemmas Edition

When you’re buying a gift for your child, do you get them the item that you know they’ll enjoy more or the one that they’ll enjoy a little less but will likely provide more worthwhile stimulation for them?

How about this one: when your child loses his or her treasured nighttime blanket, what lengths do you go to in order to replace it?

How about another one: when you find out that your child has been bullied at school, how do you respond in a way that will help your child deal with such situations down the road as well as help their situation right now?

I don’t think a day goes by without a real parenting dilemma.

30 Financial Rules Every 30 Year Old Should Know The key thing to remember here is that knowing the rules doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll follow those rules. (@ good financial cents)

The Gift of Personal Finance If you want to give a gift with a personal finance theme this year, a book is a good way to start. I’m pretty partial to Your Money or Your Life, but this article gives a lot of good ideas. (@ surviving and thriving)

How Much Money Did Changing Our Mortgage Payment Frequency Save Us? Simply changing the frequency with which you pay your mortgages from a month to every four weeks can have a very strong impact on your personal finances. (@ add vodka)

The moderation glitch People aren’t designed to be good at self-moderation because, throughout much of human history, there was rarely “more than enough” for anyone. (@ seth’s blog)

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