The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Book Crunch Time Edition

This week, I’m currently in the middle of crunch time for my book, with a strong deadline of July 1 to turn in a strong final manuscript (that will then go through their editing process). That means long hours at the keyboard, typing away, until I’m ready to flop into bed out of exhaustion. I really am on the home stretch, though, as the book is completely outlined down almost to the paragraph and I’m now just adding words to the framework and polishing things here and there.

So, for this week’s roundup, I went back to my big grab-bag of the best posts from a mountain of personal finance blogs and found ten more gems worth sharing.

Top 10 Reasons People Spend More Than They Earn A lot of these add up to self-esteem. If your self-esteem is based on the stuff you have, you’re going to always have a hard time getting ahead financially. (@ accumulating money)

Rich College Student: Emergency Fund 101 If you’re a college student who’s doing all right financially, this is a great article to read. (@ green panda treehouse)

38 Random Thoughts on Building Prosperity Here’s another thought for the pile: learn how to do something new every day. You’ll be shocked how often a simple skill you’ve learned comes up time and time again. (@ brip blap)

Reading (and Understanding) “The Fine Print” This is an excellent look at how fine print can get you. If this floated your boat, the book Gotcha Capitalism will probably be a wonderful read for you. (@ banker girl)

Confessions of a Car Salesman It’s all about salesman’s psychology tricks! (@ million dollar journey)

Do We Spend More When We Swipe Plastic? I keep in very careful tune with my spending on plastic – I pay the bill off in full every week. But I have in the past vastly overspent because of the plastic. (@ poorer than you)

Three Quick Ways to Get Out of Debt TCT is a very good plan, one that works best when repeated often. (@ fire finance)

Managing Our Debt – A Review Of How We Live With A Large Debt Burden If you have a ton of debt, this is some great advice. If you can just cut 2% off the interest rate of a $10,000 debt, that’s $200 a year. (@ make love, not debt)

The Perfect Storm In a lot of ways, this sounds like my own financial meltdown. (@ rocket finance)

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