This week I missed my regular Hump Day post due to being featured on The White Coat Investor’s site. My article about Should Your Child Become a Doctor seems to have done well and if you are interested in the topic, then please go check it out.
I did not want to go by without featuring some of the articles I enjoyed this week from my fellow bloggers. So without further ado here they are.
Derek Sivers does’t blog often, but when he does it is typically insightful. This week he discussed parenting and the process of being mindful and present. Check it out here. I try my best to parent like he is and I guess that is all we can do. I did spend time picking up pinecones with him this afternoon and it was precious, but then we had to get ready for bed. No endless hours of pinecone picking. How do you try and remain mindful with your kids?
If you ever thought it was hard to stop learning as an adult, then check out this article by Think Save Retire about What grade school teaches us about our future. Just remember that you can get out there and start learning again.
I feel like socially investing sounds nice but breaks my rule for Keep It Simple Stupid. Tom at High Income Parents disagrees. He has actually made a go of it and discusses it here at Budgets are Sexy.
I have bought 3 homes and sold 2. I always hate paying the commissions to the realtors. It seems like “not so hard owned” cash. Lily from The Frugal Gene discussed her experience with Redfin on Mustard Seed Money here. Needless to say, her experience was not great and makes me take pause in using them in the future.
We had not heard from First Habit in a while, but this week he wrote about The Law of the Harvest. So make like a farmer and work hard so that you can bear the fruits of your labor (or harvest I suppose) in the future.
And for my own RV loving self, a post by Think Save Retire on their #1 RV-buying tip. Buy small is the goal. I have been looking at a 16 foot TAXA Cricket, Airstream NEST or Airstream Sport. They all cost some cash though and until I am more financially free will not be purchasing one. I give myself 4 to 5 years when my sone hits 6 or 7 years old.
There you go. Some of my favorite reads of the week. Check in tomorrow where I discuss debt as asset protection.