My wife and I were blessed with our second child last Tuesday a beautiful baby girl. Mom and baby are doing great and I’ve been enjoying some time off with the family. Now I just need to wait for the SS card to show up so I can start creating some accounts for her (529, ING Savings, Investing, etc.) I also need to get my butt in gear and start working on our will and estate planning. Anyway here is our beautiful little girl.
Sorry for another rant, but I’ve been spending a little more time at yahoo lately and have been actually reading their finance articles and it’s amazing how far from reality some of these articles are. Ok maybe they aren’t crazy because they can find lots of people to interview for them that back their articles up, but they are are far from reality for people who have common sense.
This latest article, talks about the cost of raising kids. I’ve always been one to think that the figures out there for the costs of raising kids were completely out of whack. Yes you can spend that much (if you try), but just like anything (cars, house, landscaping), if you are smart about it you can probably get better results with spending a fraction of the the money.
Maybe I’m the weird guy, but does any of these quotes from the article stand out as completely crazy?