The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Organized Life Edition

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As I’ve mentioned before, my life tends to oscillate back and forth between organized and disorganized. Sometimes, I’ll feel like my life is chaotic and unproductive, whereas at other times I feel like my life is incredibly well organized and really productive.

At the moment, I feel like I’m on the “productive” end of one of those oscillations. I’ll have a big to-do list each day, but I blow through it and then seek out more things to do when it’s empty.

I’m sure that by Christmas, the pendulum will have moved greatly in the other direction, but for now, I’m trying to get as many of the holiday tasks done as I possibly can.

A Smart Way to Play Interior Designer when Moving Have a budget and spread out your purchases. It makes sense. For us, another great tip was to start with low-end stuff everywhere and upgrade gradually as needed. (@ frugal rules)

Our Trip to DC (and a Few Ways to Save) There are a lot of ways to save when it comes to travel, and it can really add up when you combine several techniques in one trip. (@ free money finance)

Will a Late Credit Card Payment Affect My Credit Score? It’s possible, and it becomes more possible with every day of lateness. (@ free from broke)

A Few Hundred on the Side with No Time for Work This pretty much describes my experiences with multi-level marketing schemes. They sound good on the surface, but rarely pay off for the salesperson on the ground. (@ lazy man and money)

The decline in fascination and the rise in ennui Constantly chasing what’s new will often leave you feeling pretty empty. There’s a lot of value in sticking with something for the long haul instead of just leapfrogging to the new thing. (@ seth godin)

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