Last week, I wrote about setting up an iPad for my mom. Today, we’re dealing with the aftermath of a fall that resulted in a broken hip. Our lives — and hers in particular — changed, quite literally, in the blink of an eye.
The good news is that she’s now on the path to recovery. As for me, I’ve learned more about the finer points of elder care in the past few days that I wish to know. And yet, my knowledge is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
That’s all I really have to say about the situation right now. I’m exhausted and ready to collapse into bed. I’m sure I’ll share some insights in the future.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- How to Start a Conversation About Money — One of the best ways to avoid financial disagreements is to have an open dialog.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Switch — We just switched from Dish to DirecTV. We now have better service and a lower price.
- Congress Voting on Student Loan Rates — Barring last minute action, student loan rates are set to double.
- How Do GNMA Bonds Work? — Sure, they’re bonds. But not all bonds are created equally. This is a nice primer on the subject.
- You Get What You Pay for, Except When You Don’t — Should you pay top dollar and risk disappointment, or aim low hoping to be pleasantly surprised?
- The Secret to Happiness is How You Spend Money — According to research, the best way to buy happiness is to spend money on experiences or on others.
I sincerely hope that your weekend was better than mine…