No, the title isn’t what you think. Last weekend, our good friends visited overnight with their 3-ish month old baby. That was our first under 1-year-old child in our home, and we had a great time. Unfortunately, the pool water was a bit too cool for the baby, so daddy sat it out while the rest of us lounged around in the water.
This weekend, we have another baby coming to visit, and she’s bring her parents along too. However, this baby is 6 months old, but the parents don’t think it’s a good idea to stay overnight because “the baby doesn’t handle strange places well”. WIe’re strange? Hmph. I think the parents have a hard time figuring out how to handle the baby in public and outside the family homes more than the baby has problems. I can say more on this, but I’ll bite my tongue.
So now for the roundup:
From the Personal Finance Network:
– Blunt Money complains about long, wasteful store receipts. While hers was at Sears, I’ve noticed needlessly long receipts at grocery stores. I bought 3 things, but the receipt is 2 feet long (literally). Why?
– Squawkfox teaches us about cooking quinoa. Stacie heard about this grain and decided to give it a try. I think she just cooked it in chicken broth, but I was surprised at how much I liked it. It wasn’t as good, to me, as couscous, but it was close.
– Canadian Capitalist tells us that you need to be a flexible investor. I would add that you need to be an informed investor as well!
– Four Pillars has a spot-on assessment that some goods are worthless when they leave the showroom. Yeah, Stacie’s diamond is “worth” thousands (that’s what they said when I bought it), but you show me someone willing to buy it from me for that much.
– MoneyNing shows us that he’s addicted to saving money, and a number of ways to save money (i.e. putting it in the bank).
From My PF Blog Reader List:
– Christian PF is giving away a copy of “Does Your Bag Have Holes?”. If you couldn’t win one here and can’t afford to buy it, hop over and enter to win.
– J Money from Budgets are Sexy is a millionaire! Ok, maybe not, but he and his new wife just got a huge wad of cash as a “Pay it forward” gesture. Wow. I can’t imagine someone giving us $1 for nothing much less, well, he doesn’t say how much but I’ll guess at least $50,000.
– Tricia from Blogging Away Debt had a conversation with her husband about downsizing their home, and he agreed they have wayyyy to much crap. Time to sell!
– Going on a long vacation? Frugal for Life tells us how to prepare your home for long trips. We’ll be following these tips closely when we go to Israel in November!