If you’ve ever struggled with credit or debt problems in the past, you probably want to help your child avoid repeating your mistakes. On the other hand, if you’ve managed your credit soundly and understand the benefits of doing so, that’s a life-skill you’d probably like to pass on to your children. Regardless of your […]
It’s no secret that raising kids can be expensive. The stats are always all over the place ranging from $250,000 to $1 million estimated to raise a child to the age of 18. Those numbers can scare anyone away from feeling confident enough to afford a family, but to me, it’s just a lot of […]
NPR 8th child reported killed by recalled Ikea dresserABC NewsAn eighth child has been killed by an Ikea dresser that was recalled more than a year ago because of its propensity to tip over. Two-year-old Jozef Dudek of California was killed when a three-drawer Ikea dresser tipped over and crushed him during naptime.After Ikea Dresser […]
Nobody likes to attach a dollar amount to the joys of raising a child, but the fact remains that it can be quite expensive. This is especially true when it comes to raising a child with special needs. In fact, one study funded by Autism Speaks estimated the average lifetime cost to be $1.4 million […]
It’s so tempting to carry our children from the car in the door — it’s faster! – but it creates a physical dependency that we have to untangle when we arrive. Continue reading 4 tips for a tear-free child care drop-off at Rookie Moms.
When I was a kid, my parents had a few relatives and friends that were pretty big spenders. I had a cousin who always had the latest everything – if a new hot video game had just come out, you could rest assured that he had it. There was a friend of my father who […]
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Inheritance question 2. Converting attic into extra bedroom 3. Tempted by individual stock investment 4. Staying motivated at work 5. Fidget “spinners” or […]
When my babies were about five months old, I gave them soft lovey to sleep with. It seemed crazy that a baby so young would care, but it was so effective. Continue reading Unsolicited parenting advice: Give your child a lovey at Rookie Moms.
Today I have a great post from David @Millennial Personal Finance. Be sure to check out his blog after you’re done reading! I am a single dad and as such, I have a lot more responsibilities on my shoulders and one of those responsibilities is to make sure that I make a healthy income to […]
I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]
When I write about my own personal finance experiences, it’s easy to report on the things I did well. Writing about the good moves makes a lot of sense, after all. Those are the moves that resulted in a clear-cut personal finance gain without a lot of sacrifice, and those are the moves that really […]