Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

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1. 5 lessons every child should know about money

[MoneyNing] Whenever I see a headline that begins, “What Every Child Should Know…” I know this: Adults need the advice as much as the kids do. Whether it’s “Losing money is a part of life” or “Saving is essential,” this is really what everyone should learn.

2. 5 ways to save at Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks

[Money Crashers] Speaking of children, there’s nothing that drains a parent’s bank account like a trip to Disney theme parks. Money Talks News has told you 4 Ways to Save Big at Disney, and this post offers all those same tips. But the last one is something that never occurred to me: “Dinner might be the most popular character meal, but breakfast and lunch give you the same interaction with a cheaper menu.” Well done.

3. 25 ways to get motivated today

[Wise Bread] Is it bad that I read this while surfing the Web because I was being lazy and avoiding work? In fact, at the time I was reading this, I was already following the first piece of advice: “Drink coffee.” But I didn’t do No. 5 (“Get more sleep”) and I refuse to do No. 6 (“Take a cold shower”).

4. FaxZero review: send 3-page faxes for free

[Bargaineering] Here’s an interesting business that combines new tech with old tech. FaxZero lets you send a limited number of free faxes, as long as you don’t mind the first page being an ad. How do you send them without a fax machine? You do it from your computer. Clever.

5. Your car’s design is probably why it’s hard to install a kid’s car seat

[The Consumerist] If you ever wondered why it’s damn near impossible to secure a child’s car seat in the back of your vehicle, it turns out the seat may not be to blame – it might be your car. “Research done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that just 21 of 98 top-selling 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles include seat designs that don’t make it a hassle to install a car seat,” The Consumerist reports.

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