The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Youth Activities Edition

Sometimes, I wonder what the line is between an appropriate amount of youth activities and too many activities is.

My older children have tumbling/gymnastics one night a week, ice skating one night a week, soccer two nights a week when the weather is appropriate, and they both want to join tae kwon do which is one or two nights a week.

What’s too much? I don’t think there is an answer. The only “rule” we have to this point is that we only sacrifice one family dinner a week to activities, though I know that will slip in the future.

Get Your Financial Life on One Page (FLOP) I have something like this saved in an Excel spreadsheet. It’s just a single view of my financial situation that I’m happy with. (@ christian pf)

Do You Have the Courage to Be Wealthy? Being wealthy means making sacrifices to get there and often struggling with new issues when you arrive. (@ watson inc.)

The Calculus of Convenience Convenience certainly does have a value. The challenge is that many people (in my experience) greatly overestimate that value. (@ get rich slowly)

The Habits That Crush Us For me, the crushing habits are ones that eat up unnecessary time. I am “crushed” when I find myself without enough time to do something I want to do with my family or with my friends. (@ zen habits)

It’s completely up to you Some interesting thoughts on having too many choices to really analyze. My solution is to usually cut away big chunks of my options very quickly using rules I’ve thought about in advance. (@ seth godin)

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