This week was a whirlwind of activities: from birthdays to Valentine’s Day to a bit of travel… I am ready for a little rest. Of course, as I’m always multi-tasking, I’ll probably be doing some laundry and cooking something in the crockpot.
Here’s hoping you have a relaxing day! Enjoy these posts:
As you all know, I spend some of my time thinking about money. I also think about my kids and money and how I’ll teach them to understand its value. Read Kids and Money: 4 Signs They Are Ready to Learn at Finances Your Way.
We had a brief run of warmer weather that got me thinking about gardening. I’m pretty new to gardening so I found Compound Returns in the Garden: How Long-Term Planning Pays Off When Growing Your Own Food at Get Rich Slowly to be a good read.
A friend of mine sent me an interesting article that asks the question Is It Okay to Bribe Your Kids? I think creating incentives for kids to do things can be useful… but only in certain, very limited circumstances. We have enough people on this planet with a sense of entitlement. Be sure to read the comments on this article – there are some good points made there.
I have several vegetarian and vegan friends, and I’ve often wondered about the financial impacts of a vegetable-based diet. The Simple Dollar answers the question Does Cutting Meat, Eggs, or Dairy from Your Diet Save Money?
Positively Splendid shared a great way to turn diaper boxes into canvas storage bins.
The National Film Board of Canada has produced an amazing tribute to a once vibrant mining town that no longer exists. I live in an area that struggles with a fading mining industry and found myself drawn to the photos, video, and story of those who lived in this small town. Be prepared to spend some time visiting this site: It’s so worth it.