The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Home Movies Edition

For the longest time, I didn’t really see the point of taking home movies. I would take some because I’d be encouraged to do so, but they always seemed to just wind up in boxes collecting dust somewhere.

Until last night.

I was digging through one of our closets and came up with a few tapes depicting the day our son was born, his first Christmas, and some other moments from early in his life. We watched them together and he really enjoyed them. He had tons and tons of questions about what was going on and we had to pause it several times to talk about things.

Home movies seem pretty useless when you take them, but they can sure create a magical evening a few years later.

The Science of Success Science is beginning to show beyond a doubt that genes have a huge effect on positive traits in people. Even more interesting, it benefits us to interact with people who are wired differently than us. (@ the atlantic)

11 Steps in Becoming Educated for Your Dream Job These steps can really be boiled down to one thing: push yourself in your education every chance you get. Choose the hard classes. Choose the hard school. A hard-earned C teaches you far more than an easy A. (@ productivity 501)

Slow and Steady Wins the Race The biggest challenge of personal finance is the battle with patience. Patience is hugely rewarded when it comes to personal money management, but many people simply don’t have it. (@ get rich slowly)

Some Counterintuitive Facts about Loneliness If you work in a job where you’re alone much of the time, these are some very important facts to keep in mind. (@ the happiness project)

The Cost of Money People often make some very unusual sacrifices in the name of a bit more money. (@ free money finance)

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