I’m a little late with today’s post because I spent last night visiting my mom in the hospital, and arrived home way past my bedtime! She continues to make progress, but the trips back and forth are really wearing me down. I am looking forward to catching up on rest, Frugal Dad, and my inbox, over the weekend.
One nice thing about being at the hospital is I get a little quiet time to browse my feed reader. Here are a few articles I enjoyed over the last couple days.
How to Work from Home With Small Kids. Useful tips for working from home with kids. If I am ever fortunate enough to be able to run Frugal Dad full time and work from home, I’ll have to contend with two kids myself. Well, at least when they aren’t in school.
10 Steps for Escaping the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle. I lived the first ten years of my adult life living paycheck to paycheck before I broke the cycle using many of these same steps.
Roth IRA Q&A. I enjoyed this roundup of questions and answers on the Roth IRA, one of the best retirement investment vehicles out there, in my opinion. I learn something new every time Madison shares a retirement planning article!
Prospective Home Buyers, This is an Opportunity of a Lifetime – Don’t Screw It Up. This is an excellent article outlining how to safely take advantage of the current real estate cycle. I say “safely” because the author emphasizes the importance of only buying what you can afford. Sounds like good old-fashioned common sense doesn’t it? But, it’s an excellent point because people ignoring that advice is what got us here.
Tightwad Tuesday: Renters Insurance. I have advocated renting over buying a few times here at Frugal Dad, particularly if you are not in financial shape to buy a home (read article above if in doubt). However, many times renters fail to insure their possessions in the same way homeowners do, and this can be a costly mistake.