I hope everyone is getting in some time by the pool because it is really HOT out there! But if you prefer being inside in the A/C, make sure you take a look at some of this week’s great finance articles  on investing, debt and more!
source: Chad Jones 
How Much Do Your Kids Know About Your Finances?  – This is a great question so I’m interested to see the comments on this post. -FreeMoneyFinance
Reader Mail: ETFs vs No Load Mutual Funds and Starting a Financial Journey  – Some good advice on investing and steps to take before you get to that point. -Million Dollar Journey
The Young and the Carless  – A really great article on how a lot of younger people are giving up on cars as a “must-have” means of transportation. -Crain’s Chicago Business
Cut Your Costs on a Disneyland Vacation  – I don’t have a trip to Disney coming up but if I did, I’d be paying close attention to this post – lots of savings to be had! Plus, we recently talked about this Disney card  for more savings. -The Sun’s Financial Diary
What Can Olympic Athletes Expect to Make for Their Wins – Interview With an Olympic Coach  – I have been wondering this the whole time I’ve been watching the Olympics! – Three Thrifty Guys
The Only Real Sources of Passive Income  – Some of this is a bit tongue in cheek but a good read nonetheless. -Brip Blap
August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays  – Very bummed my state is not on this list! -GenXFinance
Unsustainable  – If you’re constantly comparing yourself to the Joneses, this is a good reminder that things aren’t always what they seem. – The Simple Dollar
Carnival of Personal Finance  – Madison’s 12 Ways the Olympics Teach You About Money Management  was an Editor’s Pick in the Carnival of Personal Finance!