Money360 Weekly Roundup: Parenting Dilemmas Edition

When you’re buying a gift for your child, do you get them the item that you know they’ll enjoy more or the one that they’ll enjoy a little less but will likely provide more worthwhile stimulation for them?

How about this one: when your child loses his or her treasured nighttime blanket, what lengths do you go to in order to replace it?

How about another one: when you find out that your child has been bullied at school, how do you respond in a way that will help your child deal with such situations down the road as well as help their situation right now?

I don’t think a day goes by without a real parenting dilemma.

The key thing to remember here is that knowing the rules doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll follow those rules. (@ )

If you want to give a gift with a personal finance theme this year, a book is a good way to start. I’m pretty partial to , but this article gives a lot of good ideas. (@ )

Simply changing the frequency with which you pay your mortgages from a month to every four weeks can have a very strong impact on your personal finances. (@ )

People aren’t designed to be good at self-moderation because, throughout much of human history, there was rarely “more than enough” for anyone. (@ )

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