Roundup and Link Love: Entering a new phase of life edition

Parenthood. It’s tough when kids are little, but it grows even tougher when they hit the teen years. It gets even tougher when they ask for the keys – and it’s raining – and it’s dark – and they won’t be home until late. You really worry despite knowing that it doesn’t do any good.

But this weekend we’re buying my 16 year old daughter her first vehicle. Buying half of it anyway. I’ve told her and her sister and her little brother that I will pay half of their first car and I’m sticking to my word. Time to pony up for old dad!

And trust me, it isn’t about the money, it’s about my baby girl getting behind the wheel of a car. Oh, boy …

Leave me some encouraging words in the comments – please – and check out these great posts and articles I read this week.

Great Investment Opportunities for Investing Beginners. I guest posted over at Organizing Your Way about getting started in the investment world.

Cash4Gold or Cash4Suckers? You probably already know my stance on gold. Don’t make things worse by falling for one of those TV commercials.

Your Role As “Keeper of the Home” from The Confident Mom – who was recently invited to join the Life Skills Network!

The Art Of Saying No. It really is an art and it requires practice to get really good at it – but you’ll never regret limiting your commitments to those you CAN and WANT TO keep.

The Secrets Of Living A Debt Free Life. I love reading David’s posts. He cuts through all the fluff and gets to the meat of the matter. You’d do well to read his articles and read them often.

Installing Hardwood Flooring Yourself to Save Money. As someone who has worked in the flooring business for the past 7 years, I can say that PT is da man.

Ask for a Financial Smack in the Head NOW! We could all use a smack now and then, though I rarely have to ask for one. LOL!

My Dining Out and Grocery Budget Compared to My Neighbors. Jeremy introduced me to Bundle, a really COOL application that combines census type data with your finances.

Entrepreneurs That Follow Their Passions to Make a Killing Online. Following your passion is the key – it really doesn’t work otherwise.

Manage Your Money Pre-Challenge Post: On Paper On Purpose. You can’t be an enemy of debt without a budget!

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About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1087 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

Ron is the founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal. He has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a partner in a national building materials company.

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