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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.

1. 7 tips for traveling & flying with an infant

[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.

2. The dangers of motivating kids through an allowance

[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.

3. 50 money questions to consider before marriage

[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?”

4. Financial advice that no longer rings true

[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.

5. 6 great tech tools for planning your own death

[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.

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