The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Baby Week Wednesday Edition

With the very recent birth of my daughter, I won’t be around too much this week, so I prepared some morning roundups in advance that list some of my personal favorite articles from various other personal finance sites. Each day, I’ll feature four of them. Enjoy!

Conscious Spending: How My Friend Spends $21,000/year On Going Out That’s pretty much a spending addiction – $400 a week every week for just the idle pleasures of going out on the town can kill one’s finances. (@ i will teach you to be rich)

Finances: Don’t Take Them So Personally A big piece of success with personal finance is to extract your own foibles from it. That’s a difficult thing to do, but for most people, when they master that relationship between emotions and wallet, they’ll succeed greatly. (@ lazy man and money)

Time Is Money! How I Will Stop Wasting Money And Time I absolutely love reading posts where a very valuable fundamental idea like the connection between money and personal productivity clicks for people. (@ money smart life)

The Worst Credit Card I Have Ever Seen A powerful demonstration of how people who get in deep credit situations often find themselves quite desperate – there’s nowhere really to turn, and the options available to you are basically usury. (@ the tao of making money)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Nourishment on a Desperate Income A really fun post about what to do if you have no money and need to eat. This stuff works – I’ve done most of it, long ago.

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  1. Daria says:

    I read Ramit’s article and it looks like you missed the point of what he was trying to say: if you make a lot of money, save a lot of money, and consciously choose what to spend your money on, you’re fine.

    Not everyone lives in Iowa with kids making laundry soap for fun. Just as you’ve chosen to spend money on your house and kids, some people chose to spend money on themselves and their friends. If they can afford it and budget for it, it shouldn’t be a decision that is judged.

  2. Mike says:

    I was just about to leave a similar comment – the commentary you left with the link doesn’t seem to jive at all with the message Ramit was getting across.

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