The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Hierarchy of Pants Edition

My four year old son has a giant aversion to denim, for some reason that we can’t determine. In fact, he has a very strict hierarchy of desires when it comes to picking out his pants in the morning.

Sweatpants are at the top of the hierarchy – they’re the most desired item – followed by dress pants/khakis, then corduroy, then denim brings up the rear, far back.

Since he’s four, we often indulge his sweatpants preference. Unless there’s some sort of special event, he’s often dressed in them. Of course, that makes things easy for us – you can practically buy kids’ sweatpants in bulk for a pittance.

Children are so quirky. That’s why I love them.

What Marriage Has Taught Me About Money I like the inherent disagreement about what marriage is in this post. I look at marriage as kind of like a sports team for life. You’re both striving to win and that requires cooperation, but success also relies on individual play as well. (@ get rich slowly)

Writing Another Long Email? Read This. Turning your long, informative emails into a blog is a really, really good idea. In fact, it’s why I started doing the Reader Mailbags and I’ve started doing it with some of my own personal emails on other topics. (@ brett kelly)

Life After Bankruptcy: What’s Next? This paints a pretty rosy picture of post-bankruptcy life, which is a contradiction to many of the things I’ve heard from readers about it. Even this rosy picture, though, sounds fairly difficult. (@ wise bread)

Are Your Working Hours Jeopardizing Your Productivity? I work when I’m most alert – and I can usually crank out a lot in that timeframe. When I’m not feeling it, I do something else entirely, because that’s more likely to make me productive during my next peak time. (@ freelance switch)

the perils of justifying yourself Justifying poor behavior usually leads to a situation that isn’t as good as you might otherwise have. Take poor spending decisions, for example. (@ white hot truth)

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