I just finished putting our 3-year old daughter down for a nap when I grabbed my laptop and sat down on the couch next to my wife, who is fast asleep after being up for over 48 hours.  I started typing this post with one hand – my other hand is cradling our newborn baby girl like a football.  The three girls in my life are all sound asleep after an exhausting few days.

I am thrilled to announce that our 2nd daughter was born on Wednesday morning at 6:02 AM.  Both mom and baby are healthy and happy to be home.  Our oldest daughter is pretty excited to be a big sister and to “help” mommy out with the baby.

Life just got interesting again at the Engen house 🙂

Since I spent so much time awake these past few days, I managed to find some worthwhile reading from around the blogosphere.  Check out these great personal finance articles:

  1. CBC reports that Canadians pay more than Americans for Canadian-made vehicles
  2. Rob Carrick looks at the sad end of saving and investing
  3. Canadian Couch Potato explains how to create a homemade principal-protected note
  4. Michael James looks at building assets for the lower-earning spouse
  5. Big Cajun Man says money can fix (most) everything
  6. Money Smarts Blog asks home buyers- is 20% down payment always better?
  7. My Own Advisor creates a plan for a prolonger low interest rate environment
  8. Free From Broke asks should every student pursue a four year college education?
  9. Retire Happy Blog looks at investment decisions using behavioural finance
  10. Planting Money Seeds shares some adventures in stupidity: Will I get my Kindle back?
  11. Million Dollar Journey looks at the cost of ivy league schools
  12. My University Money shares what to look for when buying a tablet
  13. Canadian Finance Blog asks are you really reducing your debt?
  14. Rewards Cards Canada looks at mobile banking and a cashless future
  15. Financial Highway asks is saving that money worth the effort?

We were also included in the following blog carnivals this week:

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

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