The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Insectary Edition

Lately, my children have been spending their evenings catching insects of various kinds. They run out into the field behind our house, try to catch crickets and grasshoppers with their hands, and run back to show me the things they’ve captured.

This has been a wonderful chance to teach them about being kind to living things (they now know to release what they catch), as well as all kinds of lessons about life science.

Their favorite discovery was dried milkweed pods. The other night, they pulled open a few dozen pods and tossed white tufts into the air. It was breezy, so the air was filled with these little white fuzzy floating seeds.

The Benefits of Being an Employee Jobs are stable. They’re usually straightforward in terms of what is expected of you. They often pay out benefits, so you don’t have to worry about things like health care. Jobs have a lot of advantages. (@ young adult money)

Does Wealth Reduce Compassion? It depends entirely on the person involved. There are wealthy people who really want to use the money to make the world a better place (Bill Gates comes to mind). (@ watson inc.)

Worth doing We all do things for money, but shouldn’t you get some other enjoyment or value out of what you do? (@ seth godin)

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