The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Passing Sickness Edition

On Saturday evening, my wife fell really ill. She was feverish and barely wanted to crawl out of bed. By Sunday afternoon, she felt fine.

On Sunday afternoon, my youngest son fell really ill. He was feverish and barely wanted to move. By Monday afternoon, he felt fine.

On Monday afternoon, I felt really ill. I felt like doing nothing at all and had a bit of a fever. By Tuesday morning, I felt fine.

As I write this, my daughter doesn’t seem to feel well. She went to sleep really early. The question I ask myself is whether or not she just has the same thing we did or it’s something else.

All the evidence says it’s something simple, but the “parent switch” in my head has been flipped and I can’t help but worry about the girl.

What Do Your Property Taxes Pay For? No one is a big fan of paying their tax bill, but it becomes easier when you start translating those dollars into what you get for them: roads, schools, police, fire protection, and so on. (@ free from broke)

Natural Foods Cost More. Are They Worth It? It’s very difficult to break this question down into discrete dollars and cents. A lot of it has to do with values. How important is it to you where your food comes from or how it is processed? (@ one money design)

Debt Doesn’t Always Mean You Need Life Insurance Life insurance is often sold using fear as a selling point. Debt is one of those fears that salespeople tug on. Don’t let it happen. (@ bill eater)

How Do You Say What You Do? (Give Yourself Credit) How do you answer the question, “What do you do?” It’s not always easy, especially if you’re working at a job and trying to build a career in another area at the same time. (@ white hot truth)

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