This weekend we did 6 month pictures with the boys. I may be biased, but these are the cutest freakin’ babies I have ever seen!
The pictures totally capture each one’s personality. Ian, who’s personality is perfectly captured on the top right, is high strung and lets you know exactly how he is feeling. He wasn’t very happy that we were forcing him to sit still for pictures and he was letting us know with his incessant arm waving and angry babbling.
Noah, with the toothy grin on the bottom right, is our laid back boy who smiles at almost every occasion. He’s always happy and super easy going.
Like the picture above says – we truly are twice blessed.
Top Posts of the Week
My Wealth Builder posted Roth IRA Contributions for Higher Income Individuals – “In 2010, Congress removed the income limitation to do a conversion to a Roth IRA. This created a loophole for high income people unable to make Roth IRA contributions due to income limitations.”
Dr. Dean – The Millionaire Nurse posted Eight Reasons Why Single Women Buying A Home Is Nuts! – “Twenty percent of single women own homes, compared to just 10% of single men. Most experts think single women are drawn to the comfort/security that comes from living in your own place. Financially, is buying a home a good idea?”
Simple Debt Free Finance posted Save Money on Insurance – Skip These Insurance Policies You Don’t Need! – “Some insurance policies are a waste of money, and some are essential. The trick is knowing which is which. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most unnecessary insurance policies available.”
All About Living With Life posted 10 Wise Quotes About Money
Nerd Wallet posted NerdWallet’s Top 10 Personal Finance Apps – “We’ve chosen a few of our favorite finance apps that make money management a little more convenient.”
Modest Money posted My Decision To Live In An Expensive City – “As I prepare for my move at the end of the month, I’ve been thinking more and more about my decision to stay close to Vancouver. It is a very expensive city to live in, but I feel at home here. Am I a fool for staying here when I can’t really afford it? Maybe, but I just can’t see myself living anywhere else at this point in my life.”
The Busy Executive posted Why I’m NOT paying off my mortgage early – “Keep in mind that just because you don’t pay off your mortgage early doesn’t mean you are incapable. I soon expect to have enough cash liquidity in reserve to retire my mortgage instantly if I should change my mind. I’m holding off because I believe that I will have better investment options down the road.”
The Top Personal Finance Post of The Week
And my pick of the week is……
Control Your Cash’s post DOW hits 7634! What now?
You win because you hit one of my biggest pet peevs:
CBS News has a video clip with the wonderfully objective title: “Dow 13,000: Time to Invest?”, which itself summarizes why financial illiteracy is pandemic. Yes, first let’s overpublicize a rise, however modest, in the Dow level. Then, let’s imply that people should buy stocks. Because that’s when you want to buy, when prices are rising.
I’ve wanted to punch my monitor more than a few times this week because of stories like this. I am in 100% agreement with your wonderfully sarcastic post.
Blog Carnivals and Other Mentions This Week
Carnival of Money Pros at Money Pros
Yakezie Carnival at Not Made of Money
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Totally Money at Afford Anything
Canadian Finance Carnival at Canadian Finance Blog
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
Carnival of Retirement at Money Reasons
Financial Carnival for Young Adults at 20’s Finances