The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Sleeping Pink Baby Edition

I love watching my daughter sleep. I think babies are at their cutest while sleeping, and she’s no different. She’s sitting right beside me as I type this, snoozing away.

Network and Self-Marketing: Meet the Thriving Introvert The writer here recommends How to Win Friends and Influence People; I’d add Never Eat Alone as a follow-up. Good advice here, though. (@ queercents)

10 Negotiable Ways To A Fatter Wallet I often negotiate for prices at a farmer’s market – if I buy several items, I usually ask for a reduction in price. I often walk out with a “buy two, get one free” unlisted special. (@ wise bread)

Where Exactly Is The Pressure To Spend? A lot of interesting thought here on consumerism. (@ money, matter, and more musings)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Consumer Reports, Total Cost of Ownership, and Why I Buy What I Do I don’t mind paying a lot up front for an item if it’s going to be a high quality item – efficient at its job and highly reliable. I usually attempt to figure out the cost of an item over its lifetime – and I usually find that the “high end” items provide the overall better value.

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  1. Laura says:

    I loved the Wise Bread article. One of the reasons NYC is great, is how much you can bargain in Chinatown for anything. It’s great practice and it saves lots of money for souvenirs.

  2. Mariette says:

    I loved the Queercents article. I hate networking! Interesting enough I am basically an extroverted person, who is also an introvert. I tend to be very self-reflective and don’t like large gatherings, you have to drag me to them kicking and screaming. I usually do okay once I’m there, I can do the small talk thing – but it’s normally so boring I can’t wait to leave (thus the dragging myself there kicking and screaming in the first place.) Perhaps I should read Dale Carnegie’s book. :)

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