The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Vacation Edition

What kind of summer vacation does one take with a four year old, a two year old, and an infant? One great way to do this (for us) is to take a vacation with a large group, where lots of people are there to keep eyes on children in small, rotating doses.

So that’s what we’re doing this year. We’re going camping with my in-laws, including both of my sisters-in-law AND one of their significant others. With that large of a group, watching such a small number of children becomes easy and rotates easily. With just the two of us… I’m not sure any summer camping trip would be worth it.

The “It’s Too Expensive to Eat Healthy Food” Debate It’s usually not, if you plan for it a little bit – and the long term health costs are certainly lower with healthy food. I think the big opposition to it is that people simply don’t want to eat healthy because their experiences with healthy food were not positive ones and thus they try to come up with excuses for it. (@ casual kitchen)

Made By Hand: In Praise of Amateurs My father did similar things: he could never sit still. My favorite of his projects was the small greenhouse he built so that he could start plants outside in the very early spring. (@ get rich slowly)

How to Make Money on Facebook There are some things that you just shouldn’t talk about on Facebook. This is one of them. (@ brip blap)

How to Tame Your To-Do List It’s all about getting rid of the stuff that isn’t actually important or that you’re not actually going to do. A to-do list is a tool, not something to browbeat yourself with. (@ dumb little man)