The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Casual Dress Edition

I enjoy dressing well when the occasion deserves it, but one of the real perks of working from home is the ultra-casual dress I can get away with most of the time. I can work in my pajamas. I can work in a wrinkly t-shirt.

Not only are these things comfortable, they also cut down on my clothes spending. I don’t really need many “nice” clothes at this point.

The Aftermath of Debt Payoff This really reflects my own experience after paying off all of our debts. The part about how frugality remains a big part of your life particularly rings true. (@ my dollar plan)

A Sweeter Way to Cook Your Budget I like the analogy made here between baking cookies and assembling a budget. (@ prairie eco thrifter)

Friends of a Certain Age: Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? I found this article really fascinating – and quite accurate, too. At this point in my life, I don’t have a ton of time available for building new relationships beyond acquaintances. I’m focused instead on securing the good relationships I already have, like the relationship with my children and with my small circle of very close friends. Those are the valuable relationships to me, and those are the ones I want to last. (@ new york times)

Competition as a crutch Competition doesn’t always translate to victory. Sometimes, the victory is found by following your own path that’s not in parallel with some competitor. (@ seth godin)

Personal Finance Olympics: How Getting Out of Debt is Like Training for the Olympics This article does a great job of highlighting the parallels between physical fitness and debt reduction. Both require most of the same mental strengths. (@ the jenny pincher)

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