What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go. On hump days I will be sharing articles, videos, or other form of entertainment. It will include links to other posts I have liked throughout the week. Some are parenting articles, others are personal finance ones, and occasionally there will be a random funny article. Enjoy!
On this day
On July 5th, 1994 Amazon.com was founded by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington. I almost just want to leave this as… Nuff said.
This guy has revolutionized shopping and the way we spend money in this country. From a simple on-line book store to now the seller of everything, he has had complete world domination. Plus, since he is buying Whole Foods, he is going back to owning brick and mortar stores (there is actually a Amazon Book Store in Seattle. Talk about irony).
This weeks articles
There have been a few good articles out this week. I feel like as there are more and more bloggers my in box is getting bigger. Every morning I crunch through about 10 articles before going to work. From the 40-60 I read a week, I try to pick out the few I have really enjoyed. So here we go!
If you want a good primer on Mutual funds, then check out the White Coat Investors recent post. He summarizes everything from the different assets to expense ratios pretty clearly. For anyone investing in taxable accounts, it is definitely worth the read. While you are over there check out my guest post on whether your child should become a doctor.
One of my favorite writers, Steve at Think Save Retire, discusses the 6 months he has lived in an RV. While there have been some hiccups, he would do it again in a heart beat. I personally am debating a 16 foot RV versus a tear drop campers now. Vintage Overland makes some pretty sweet tear drop campers that I could likely tow with my Toyota Camry.
If you are looking on some good information about child rearing, High Income Parents has done the heavy lifting. In their Monthly Round up they have outlined some important child raising points. We stick to most of these tenants in the DDD household, but could improve on some other points.
Next up is a post by Sam at Financial Samaria. He discusses why each spouse needs their own bank account. My wife and I share accounts and while I had never thought of it, Sam makes some really good points. I know that my wife feels guilty spending some of our money because of our joint goals of debt pay down and saving money. Hopefully as we continue to improve financially she will be able to feel more comfortable spending.
Surprisingly few 4th of July articles
Finally I was looking for some good Independence Day posts and Physician on Fire did not disappoint. He covers the need for all of us to make our declaration of independence today! Financial independence that is.
So there you have it. Another week of great articles. Now the year is officially half way done and summer has begun. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life goes by. Time seemed much slower as a child. Maybe this is why the idea of financial independence is appealing. Or is it the ability to break a schedule/routine and focus on the things that make us happy. To spend time with family. While not preoccupied and influenced by co-workers who may have wilder spending habits then us.
I am not sure, but I am willing to find out. How about you?