I feel like I have had next to no time at all this week and I can’t believe our son is 8 days old! How the time flies by…

Wednesday I should be back into action in regards to posting, and I have got a cracker for you around how much it costs to have a baby. I thought this would be an interesting post as most articles on the net don’t go into intricate details on the items and costs involved. As I track every dollar that my wife and I spend, I thought it would be a good opportunity to actually work out the individual costs associated with having your first baby and then I could share it with everyone.

I am starting to handle the lack of sleep a little better at the moment, which is good. I have found myself sitting up early in the morning with Nicholas trying to get him to sleep while I catch up on a few TV shows I have been wanting to watch.

Posts This Week

This week I had 2 posts this week

  1. The first was a post titled The Cheapest, Easiest and Best ways to learn a Language in 2013
  2. The second post was a great guest post by Kim titled Financial Plans to Make Before Marriage. Thanks for helping me out this week Kim 🙂


Welcome to the Pool Room

Time for the Pool Room!

In case you don’t know what the pool room is, I explain it in this post.

1st Place1st place this week goes to Pauline for not just 1 post, but a series of 13 posts titled 13 money resolutions for 2013. The link is to the first post, but Pauline has kindly linked to all her subsequent posts from there, so you can work your way though her 13 money resolutions for 2013. It is a really good read so please make the time to head on over and take a look.


2nd Place2nd place this week goes to Ready For Zero with Do Your Loved Ones Understand Your Career Priorities? I feel as if this post really struck home with me as I never felt like I could ever make the correct decisions to please my Dad when I was younger. Fortunately my wife supports me in all aspects of my life and career (with the exception of Cricket and Fishing, both of which she hates).


3rd Place3rd place was a post over at Money Life & More with Four Ways to Split Expenses at Home. I have never had to live with anyone other than my family and my wife, so I have never had to really experience the difficulties with living with others. My wife used to live with a friend of hers for a while and just visiting her while she was living with her friend was enough for me to decide that I needed to be very careful who I moved in with.


Congratulations to this weeks winners – I hope everyone enjoys the posts mentioned above as much as I did.

For next week – If you think you have a top post and you want to make sure I see it, be sure to leave a comment somewhere on my blog and include the link in the Comment Luv section. I make sure I check every blog owners page if they have left a comment on my blog, so that’s a sure fire way to ensure I see your blog post.