The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: David Cameron Edition

I tend to follow the politics of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain very closely (I’m kind of a political junkie).

So, in that spirit, I truly wish David Cameron the best of luck as the new prime minister of Great Britain. The people have spoken and it was time for Labour to go. I might not necessarily agree with everything that is on his agenda, but I sincerely hope that he has success.

I’m of the belief that, regardless of my own political stances, it’s in the best interest of a nation to support the leadership that the nation has elected. The time to make a change is the next campaign season, not by sandbagging during the time when leadership and legislation needs to happen. When the people speak and elect someone, he or she has a mandate to lead and get their initiatives passed.

I do sincerely hope, however, that his government (with a healthy number of Liberal Democrats in there) turns into a bit of a “team of rivals,” helping Great Britain as a whole.

Good luck, David.

How to Finish What You Start The sign of success isn’t the number of big initiatives you start. It’s the number of big initiatives you finish. (@ dumb little man)

Do You Work On The Weekends? I do, to a degree. I’ll write while the children are napping on weekends or check up on email when everyone else is in bed, for example. (@ freelance switch)

Ask the Readers: Am I Being Foolish for Saving So Much? You’re only foolish for saving too much if you’re denying yourself something that you really value in your life because of that savings. (@ get rich slowly)

Evicting Justin Case The problem with “Justin Case” is that he often lives in storage lockers, adding to your monthly bills. (@ unclutterer)

The Depends Dilemma: Why I Buy Items I Won’t Use I found this article utterly fascinating, though the title is a bit misleading. If I had a coupon for free Depends, I’d probably pick up that package, then drop it off at a local food pantry or retirement home when I was in the area. I see no reason not to take things you’re given for free and give them to charity. (@ money saving mom)