The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Family Nervousness Edition

A cousin of mine that I care for very much is coming to visit for several days next week, with her two sons in tow. She’s someone that I cherished when I was younger, but over the last fifteen years or so, we simply were out of touch with one another. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on rebuilding that relationship, to the point that she’s as important to me as anyone in my life short of my immediate family and a few very close friends.

Anyway, she’s visiting my home for the first time and I feel deeply nervous about it. It’s been resting on my mind a lot lately. I am very eager for her to come, but I can’t help but feel like it won’t go as well as I have hoped.

Hey, look, Trent’s using The Simple Dollar to indirectly talk to his family and friends again!

The Strength of Weak Ties I used a little Twitter experiment to prove the value of weak ties in this article. (@ open forum)

Using Estate and Bankruptcy Sales as a Route to Success You can use the stuff you buy at estate and bankruptcy sales to fuel the growth of your small business. (@ open forum)

What To Consider Before You Cancel Your Credit Cards I agree – I think people often cancel credit cards too quickly. However, the damage you do to your credit score isn’t enormous unless you’re in a precarious debt situation to begin with. (@ digerati life)

Setting Up a Financial System as a Couple It really is worthwhile to do this shortly after you’ve made the decision to be together for the long term. (@ frugal dad)

The Lost Art Of Balancing Your Checkbook The principles are still in play today with online banking; they’ve just changed quite a bit. (@ dough roller)

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