The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Baby Tick Tock Edition

My wife is literally due any day now. She’s no longer working as per her doctor’s request – instead, she’s staying at home, resting a lot, and doing some “nesting”-type activities to get ready for the child’s arrival.

I can’t wait.

Photographing Children- Portraits After my recent mention of expensive child photography in a reader mailbag, another thoughtful reader sent along this great article on planning your own photography. The only thing I would miss, quite honestly, are the class photos. We actually do this type of thing for many family photos and other such things. (@ more style than cash)

Are You an Over-Buyer or an Under-Buyer? It depends on the item. I tend to underbuy until I understand intimately what I’m buying and why, at which point I sometimes overbuy. (@ happiness project)

Job satisfaction: A study in favor of an uncluttered, detached career This is a really fascinating study that seems to indicate that job satisfaction is tied to the ability to detach yourself from your work when you need to. I’ll say that when I couldn’t do this, I was much less happy than I am now that I’m able to do so. (@ unclutterer)

It All Boils Down to Responsibility I don’t necessarily think it’s an “evil” thing for adult children to receive money from their parents. However, if that money is enabling them to live an unsustainable lifestyle, that child is going to have some incredibly serious problems if the gravy train goes away. (@ one frugal girl)

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