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This has been a busy week in our household. We started out Monday by taking a day to pick up a bed that took almost all day. All the travel added up to over 150 miles traveled. Tuesday we spent a few hours at the local splash pad. Wednesday was another big driving day as we took my wife and oldest daughter to the airport, then met with a friend from church for breakfast and then got to visit Cantigny Park, where we got to see some great gardens, plenty of history and got a great walk in.
Thursday we ran errands and visited my old work (before I became a stay at home dad) and then finished up with dinner with my stepmom. Today, we slept in, then went to story hour at our local library, followed up with going and getting registered at our local YMCA. We came home and took a nap and are finally starting to recuperate from the week’s events. In all the week’s events, I’ve been reading articles here and there and thought I’d share a few of my favorites.
On To The Articles…
In the personal finance section, an article called “10+ Online Side Hustles To Make Extra Cash Quickly” where Tia goes through some great ideas like doing online surveys, starting a blog and even becoming a virtual assistant. If you are looking for some ideas for your next business, you might want to check out this list.
Derek Olson from How Do I Money? posted a great article titled “How Pretending To Spend $100,000 Will Help You and Your Spouse Manage Your Money.” The article is a great exercise in seeing where you and your spouse’s values are. By both of you writing down how you would spend $100,000, you can see how your values can align and where you still need to compromise.
From a totally different realm of the blogosphere comes an article from a dad blogger. “7 Things My Homeschooled Children Are Missing Out On” by Aaron Saufley puts a nice twist on what’s lacking from being homeschooled. He does make some valid points. Things like not having to get up so early, and time wasted by riding the bus.
More Great Articles of Interest…
Contributor Michael Kay wrote an article over at Forbes called “5 Easy Steps to Recharge Your Money Life This Fall“. He gives some practical advice like setting a savings goal to accomplish, review your wills and associated documents as well as getting a second opinion on your insurance needs.
We published “Inspiring Your Kids To Be Financially Responsible” here on MyFamilyOnABudget, even though it was originally a guest piece over at GetConnectDad. In it, we talk about 3 ways you can help your kids become more financially responsible. Things like walking the walk where kids do as we do and not always just what we say. Letting them in on what we do is a great idea. They will get a new understanding for where the money in the household is going. Lastly, we say to look for teachable moments that you can point things out to teach life lessons.
Ben Carlson of A Wealth Of Common Sense writes a reflection article called “10 Money Revelations in My 30s“. He looks back on many things like managing lifestyle creep, things worth spending extra on and educating yourself through books.
Closing out another week and looking towards the weekend, take a look at some of these articles of interest. What are you going to be accomplishing this weekend? Let me know in the comments!
What are some articles that you’ve read this past week in the parenting or personal finance world worth sharing?
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