The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Dealing With Stress Edition

How do I deal with stress? My best way of dealing with stress is to be active, not to be passive. I’ve found that every time I respond to stress in my life by just sitting around or doing nothing, it just makes the stress worse. I’m almost always better off doing something physically or mentally active or directly attacking the source of the stress.

How to Dry Fresh Herbs We have a ton of herbs this year, as our perennial herbs went berserk and attempted to take over our entire garden. Thus, this type of advice will have us sitting pretty with oregano and a few others for a long while. (@ bargaineering)

How to Get Your Spouse On Your Financial Team For us, the real key for getting on the same financial page is to simply talk it out. In fact, my mother says that Sarah and I tend to talk things “to death.” It works for us. (@ consumerism commentary)

Best Freelance Advice Ever If you’ve ever considered self-employment or freelancing, the advice in the comments on this article could be utterly invaluable. I bobbed my head in agreement with many of them. (@ freelance switch)

Earning more money: Finding the right idea While I don’t think the ideas here are 100% perfect (I think some of the stuff he is against works very well for certain paths – it just doesn’t work for every path), I do think working through the ideas here can really help anyone who is struggling for ways to earn more. (@ i will teach you to be rich)

13 Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants This idea works only if the customer is willing to name a fair price for what they get. I know many people who would go there, order food, and pay a cent or nothing at all. I think non-profit restaurants will work, but I think it will require minimum prices. (@ coupon sherpa)

5 Strategies for a Happy Marriage: Secrets every bride and groom should know A happy and successful marriage will be one of the best financial moves you ever make. An unsuccessful marriage can end in complete financial disaster. Better do it right, I think. (@ pick the brain)

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