The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Baby Prep Edition

Preparations for the baby are seemingly endless. I have a giant list of things to do before the arrival and it feels often like I add two for every one I manage to cross off.

One item I’m ready to add to the top of the list: a great night of sleep.

13 small things to simplify your workday The one thing that always amazes me about my workday is how much I can get done if I get into a flow, but how easy it can be to get interrupted and how hard it is to get back into that flow. (@ zen habits)

What am I Doing With My Life? I ask myself this question quite often. The answer is sometimes really enlightening, but it can sometimes be really painful, too. (@ soul shelter)

Tax Audit Red Flags I avoid most of these naturally except for the “wild swings in income” part. That’s par for the course when you’re self-employed, I think. (@ bargaineering)

How to Self-Diagnose Your Financial Health These are all good metrics for determining whether you’re in good financial shape or not. I tend to rely on the “change in your net worth” metric, myself. (@ get rich slowly)

A Simple Trick to Stop Spending For me, simply calculating the annual cost of a purchase really makes me re-think whether I need that purchase to begin with. (@ free money finance)

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Spending and Still Enjoy Your Life These are some great tactics for people who are just beginning to reform their spending habits. (@ pick the brain)

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