Kids and Money

At What Age Should a Kid Get an iPod Touch?

April 11, 2012

My son’s 8th birthday is coming up.  Aside from the usual Legos and nerf gun toys which last a few minutes and then they’re archived to the toy pile, we have the annual “large gift” where the grandparents want to chip in and buy something for him.  So, this year my wife suggested an iPod […]

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My Kid Flooded Our Home. What’s the Worst (Most Expensive) Mistake Your Kids Have Made?

October 4, 2011

I love being a dad, I really do.  But sometimes my kids do things that, well, test me.  Last night I received a frantic call from my wife that water was pouring through the ceiling, soaking multiple rooms going all the way down to the basement.  By the time I got home, I found pools […]

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Is Cord Blood Worth It? How Parents Should Weigh Blood Banking Costs

July 24, 2011

My wife and I were first confronted with the cord blood banking question leading up to delivery of our first son.  We were the first couple in our group of friends and family to have a child, so it wasn’t a topic we’d heard discussed in other circles.  As I recall, I don’t even think […]

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If We Pay For our Daughter’s Wedding, What About Our Son?

July 18, 2011

My wife and I have interesting financial debates now and then and since we’re at a standstill I figured I’d pose it to all my friends at Darwin’s Money.  So, a little background: My wife and I paid for our own wedding. We received generous gifts from friends and family but our wedding wasn’t planned […]

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My Kid Set The Thermostat to 90 Degrees – in 20 Degree Weather!!

January 26, 2011

I love my kids, I really do.  But sometimes they do really strange – and frustrating things – like the other night waking me up screaming “I want to ride the monkey! Let me ride the monkey!” (we never figured out if that was a nightmare of some bizarre fantasy or what). Anyway, this weekend, […]

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When Idiots Risk Their Lives and Require Rescue, Should WE Pay for It?

June 30, 2010

It’s become rather commonplace for vain thrill seekers to risk their lives and expect taxpayers to pick up the bill, often showing little remorse for their burden to society, and frequently, repeating the charade. After all, it’s free! The most recent high profile rescue that comes to mind is that of Abby Sunderland, who was […]

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