My Latest Posts Elsewhere

Hey, readers! Sorry the posting has been so light over here. I have some things written, but they’re not ready to go for another couple of days. Hang in there. I’m not abandoning you!

In the meantime, I’ve written a new guest post over at Baby Center’s Momformation blog: 7 Things Brand New Moms Need to Know. There are some things Google can’t tell an expecting mom, so I focused on those things. Go on over and add your new-mommy knowledge to the list! While you’re there, I’d love it if you shared my post with anybody you know who might benefit from it or add to the conversation.

Also, I posted at In a Nutshell about the personal finance lesson my 7 year-old inadvertently taught me. (He teaches me a lot. I love this age!)

 

Responses:

  1. LOVE the post about your 7 year old! :-) It made me grin.
    You go girl…you save that 20%! Then you’ll avoid PMI. ;-)

    • Exactly. We’ve had someone close to us trying to contribute to our down payment, but it’s not gonna be the 20% we need so we’re just going to keep saving and renting for a couple more years. It seems like such a long time that it’s hard to not snap up the free help. We’re just not comfortable signing papers on a house we couldn’t afford to pay a full 20% down on.

  2. Great lesson from the 7 year old.
    We learned a $/parenting lesson the hard way last Christmas. Our 4 year old had been saving (for a VERY LONG TIME) for an item that cost $30. In a new baby, pre-Christmas parenting haze we decided to give him that item for Christmas. “He is only 4,” we told each other. “He isn’t really old enough to remember this whole save forever to purchase that long wished for item gig anyway.” We were so wrong. Christmas morning, holding our one week old I eagerly watched my 4 year old open his gift. His very first comment was, “now I can stop saving.” You can refer to the ‘new mom’ post to guess my internal response. While I have recovered from the tsunami of guilt his comment caused, next time, we will let the kid save.

    • OUCH! Thanks for the warning. That sounds like something I would do. Now I know better.

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