The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shorts Transition Edition

I’m one of those people that you’ll typically find wearing full-length pants on the hottest day of the year. I’m not much of a fan of shorts for some reason.

Everyone else in my house, however, seems to have already made the leap into shorts. We spent much of the last weekend digging clothes out of storage and finding that an awful lot of last summer’s storage actually still fits all of the children quite well.

When you have multiple days of sunny weather above eighty degrees, it’s time for that transition.

How to Find Happiness Without Buying It I often use the “imagine you have no money” technique. It helps quite a lot at times. (@ dumb little man)

A powerful three step algorithm for happiness I am reminded of this Jim Valvano quote: “To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” (@ zen habits)

Continuing Education May Make You Wiser, But Richer? I think this hinges entirely on your career goals. There are some careers that require a great deal of education to even get in the door. Some of those are highly paid. There are other paths that people get into just because they love it. (@ )

A Round of Applause for Those Boring, Spiritually Unfulfilling Jobs They often provide a valuable service and, if you’re astute, they can often be a springboard to something else for yourself. They’re only a dead end if you choose to allow them to be. (@ one frugal girl)

What Should You Do With Your First Paycheck in College? I don’t remember for sure what I did with my first college paycheck, but whatever it was, it certainly wasn’t as wise as these options. (@ free money wisdom)

Extending the narrative Key quote: “The truth though, is that doing what you’ve been doing is going to get you what you’ve been getting.” If you’re not happy with where some aspect of your life is right now, you need to start doing something different or you’re just going to retain that unhappiness. (@ seth’s blog)

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2 thoughts on “The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shorts Transition Edition

  1. Trent,
    Fantastic, short and sweet. I’d agree that happiness, as mentioned in Extending the narrative graf, is most important.

    Would you agree that making a lot of money at a job you loathe isn’t as good as making less money at a job you love?

  2. Thanks for including a link to my post!

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