A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: traveling with kids, paying them an allowance, questioning your marriage, stupid financial advice, and how to have a high-tech death.
[Money Crashers] Here’s some good advice that benefits everyone – the parents and their fellow travelers. Here’s the understatement of the year: “In my experience, babies and kids aren’t always the most welcome passengers on planes.” But the mom who wrote this article has some great advice for keeping kids entertained and quiet.
[Consumerism Commentary] Speaking of children, here’s the right way and wrong way of using an allowance to motivate them. There are two approaches: “Allowance in return for chores and help around the house” and “Money should be available, but not in return for working around the house.” Both have their pros and cons.
[The Centsible Life] There’s no shortage of wedding advice out there. (Our contribution: 25 Top Tips to Save on Weddings.) But this is a quick, easy, and thought-provoking list of questions that include, “Does your religion affect the way you see money?” and “What items do either of you view as necessities vs. nice to have?”
[PT Money] Sometimes, the best way to give good advice is to give bad advice. I enjoy articles that begin with provocative statements like, “Can’t find a job? Go to law school!” or “Borrow against your home. That money’s just sitting there!” – but then explode those myths. This is a perfect example of the form.
[Wise Bread] No one wants to ponder their own death, but most folks like to try out the latest tech. Here’s the perfect combination – from apps called MyWill to Death Meter. Yup, when it comes to dying, there’s an app for that too.