The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shifting Priorities Edition

Every once in a while, I reach a point where a seismic shift in my priorities begins to take place. Usually, I begin to realize that a goal I once held isn’t really important to me any more, but other ones are now much more important.

Usually, when that happens, I feel great. I feel a renewed sense of pushing toward all of the things I want in my life.

I feel like such a change is coming. Maybe I’m wrong, but it really feels like such a shift is about to occur.

Hoping Others Fail Is Not a Strategy It’s always a waste of time to hope that others fail. Spend that energy instead on looking for ways for you to succeed. (@ awake at the wheel)

Extending the Five Year Consumer Product Lifecycle A lot of the products we buy are designed to have specific lifecycles, and many of them seem to have five year cycles. Here are some tactics for breaking out of that cycle and extending the life of the things you have. (@ plant your pennies)

Saying Goodbye to My Dream House If you bite off more than you can chew with a mortgage, all of your dreams will slip through your fingers. (@ club thrifty)

When to speak up “The time to speak up is before the decision is made.” That’s a vital thing to keep in mind. (@ seth godin)

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