The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Gaming Site Update Edition

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was working in collaboration with a friend on a site focused on board and card gaming, and I also promised to give you guys updates on any progress on the site.

Unfortunately, my friend has made the decision to drop out of the project, mostly out of a desire to not have to commit to any sort of standard writing schedule. The idea of having a set writing schedule, coupled with a sense that he would be letting a friend down if he failed to meet that schedule, made my partner eventually choose to not be involved.

So, what’s next? I’m not interested in launching the site without a partner because, simply put, The Simple Dollar is my top writing priority and I don’t really want to “carry” another site. So, for now, I’m just going to quietly search for a gamer I know who may be interested in writing on such a schedule before we continue to move forward.

One final thing: I loved the design of the site. Loved it.

How To Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job The key, in my opinion, is setting goals for yourself that take you away from your job, then focusing on the plan that will take you to that goal. (@ dumb little man)

A Grocery-Shopping Hiatus: How Long Can You Eat from the Pantry? You could eat for a surprisingly long time from our pantry. It’s usually stuffed full of items purchased in bulk. (@ frugal dad)

Choosing a Luxury Eccentricity My luxury eccentricity is kitchen implements, I think. The kitchen implements we use are slowly getting better and better and better over time. (@ wise bread)

Confessions of a Spendaholic: How to Curb Compulsive Spending There is some very solid advice in this article if you find yourself having difficulty curbing such impulses. (@ get rich slowly)

A Layoff Story: The Ant, the Grasshopper, the Honeybee & COBRA This is a great little story about the challenges of dealing with a layoff. (@ len penzo)

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