Personal Finance Articles of the Week, 7/19/2013

How was your week? My week was dominated by a flooded basement, a crazy stressed out wife, and wondering why the heck I moved to Medina, Ohio. However, we have an emergency fund which paid for the flood along with some insurance coverage. The moral of the story is that an emergency fund makes a crisis turn into an inconvenience.

Coaching my son's baseball team kept the edge off from the flooded basement. I would rather pay somebody to clean up the flood and spend time with my boy.

Coaching my son’s baseball team kept the edge off from the flooded basement. I would rather pay somebody to clean up the flood and spend time with my boy.

Let’s get to some personal finance articles of the week that I think are worth reading: