Personal Finance Week in Review for July 12, 2013

by Sean Bryant on July 12, 2013

death valleyI can’t believe that it’s almost the middle of July already.  It seems like this summer is flying by.  It has been unbearably hot here in Denver (not nearly as bad as Death Valley) so I won’t be disappointed when fall temperatures arrive.

With only a few more months until #FinCon13, I am getting pretty excited.  It will be good to see everyone from last year and also get the chance to meet all my blogging friends who did not make the trip to Denver.

My daughter is now a eight months old and my wife and I have had exactly one date night since she was born.  That was six months ago.  Now that my sister-in-law has moved to Denver we have a cheap (free) babysitter and we are taking advantage by going out to dinner tonight.  I love my daughter more than anything, but it’s going to be nice to have a couple of hours just the wife and I.

Anyone else have any fun plans for the week?

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks so much for the mention Sean, I really appreciate it! I am looking forward to Fincon myself as well, my wife is coming so we’re looking forward to a few days on our own and meeting everyone there. Have fun on your date night, I can certainly relate. We never know what to do with ourselves in terms of eating out as it means we have three less people to feed, Lol!

  • Common Cents Wealth

    Enjoy the night out with your wife! My wife and I need to take more advantage of being able to go on dates being that we don’t have kids yet. I’m sure it’s extremely difficult after you have them.

    • Yeah it gets a little harder. If we take her with we have to go to dinner at 5 or 5:30 in order to get her home for bed at a decent time.

  • Enjoy your date night! That’s a long time to go without a date.

  • I hope you had a great date night! My husband and I are taking the weekend away and having my mom watch our dog. It’s so important to set time aside for each other.

  • CanadianBudgetBinder

    Wow, has it been 8 months since she was born. I think date nights are important for parents with small children. My sister-in-law and her husband have a 11/2 year old and they go on a date night once a month. It works for them.

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