Parenting

How Much Allowance Money Should You Give Your Children?

I love the idea of giving kids “one dollar per year of age per week,” because I would have been able to do so much with that money.

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8 Ways I Might Spend a Modest Windfall, In Order of Fiscal Prudence

This windfall, along with the fact that my fixed expenses are relatively low, will allow me to make this boring dream into a boring reality.

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“Your Children Deserve To Know What You Make” Uh OK

Money and sex are so often a source of shame to adults that we assume they are inappropriate subjects. They don’t have to be.

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Helaine Olen Explains “Expenditure Cascades” As They Relate to Birthday Parties

How much have expenditures cascaded since the days of box cake and paper hats? Olen writes that 7 out of 10 U.S. parents spend more than $300 on a birthday party, while 1 out of 7 spend more than $1,000.

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How People Without Parents Do Money

Theoretically, it’s our parents who teach us about money, the technicalities of how to handle it, but also how we might feel about it as a concept and approach it through a moral lens. But what about when our parents die before they can teach us anything?

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Open Thread: Parental Assistance

Today’s post about the 31-year-old who lives at home gave me the idea that we should have an open thread about how much help we take or took from our parents, or how much we help our parents instead. I’ll volunteer to go first!

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One Is The Loneliest Number But Also An Okay Number Maybe

Having one kid is a really good compromise between having children and not having children. You get a lot of the benefits of being a parent without too many of the drawbacks.

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The Most Bought Books And The Most Pirated Movies

The most pirated film of the year is a film about thieves and crooks. That sounds about right.

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Two Heartwarming Stay-At-Home-Dad Stories & One Cautionary Tale

Balance remains elusive, or perhaps just expensive.

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