Personal Finance Review – First Birthday Edition

June 17, 2007

We celebrated our son’s first birthday a little early yesterday with a birthday bash.  Although he didn’t really know what was going on I think he had a good time.  He had his own little birthday cake that he dug into; it was fun watching him enjoy the icing while managing to get it all over everything.

One lesson we learned is to go easy on the cake for one year olds.  All the sugar kept him up and hyper long past his bedtime, oh well; you only turn 1 year old once.  Here are some recent money articles I enjoyed.

-Binary Dollar brings up umbrella insurance.  It’s a relatively low cost way to protect yourself from liability suits.

-Free Money Finance has an article any homeowner should read on property taxes.

-The Digerati Life rebalances her investment portfolio.

-Five Cent Nickel lets us in on a little tax arbitrage secret.

-Sun’s Financial Diary covers how your credit score affects your insurance rates.

-Art of Money has a helpful spreadsheet for evaluating money making projects.

-Moneyning talks about budgeting and the cost of wedding happiness.

-Get Rich Slowly has an interesting post on getting more out of life by overcoming your fears.

Happy father’s day to all the dad’s out there!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to Personal Finance Review – First Birthday Edition

  • mbhunter

    Congratulations! (They grow up fast, don’t they?)

  • MoneyNing

    I’m glad you enjoyed my post and congratulations on your son’s 1 year birthday.

    I’m not a parent yet but I heard that you shouldn’t try to give your child too many sweets since they will get used to the sugar and then will always want those types of food (soda, candy, cake etc) instead of the healthier ones. Actually I think this applies to adults like me too 🙂