Updated on 04.24.12

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Live Baseball Edition

Trent Hamm

Several people have written me asking whether I actually go to a lot of live baseball games. I do not.

For starters, I live pretty far from a major league team. The closest park is about three hours away.

There are some minor league teams in the area and we’ve attended a few of their games. For the entertainment, the price is pretty good, but there’s an edge of excitement that’s just not there.

For me, games are a big treat, not a routine. I find other ways to enjoy baseball.

How to Fail at Habits For me, it’s the failure in the moment. If I can keep convincing myself early on to try a particular tactic, over and over again, it eventually becomes second nature. (@ zen habits)

Finding Room for the Spontaneous I have a small amount I set aside each month with which I can do whatever I want to do. That money has resulted in things like board games, cast iron pots for the kitchen, and trips with friends (after saving for a few months). (@ get rich slowly)

4 Steps to Personal Transformation If you’re trying to make some changes in your life, here are some really good suggestions. (@ think simple now)

Should kids have to take a minimum wage job while they’re teens? It depends entirely on the teenager. If someone is president of the student council and is involved in three sports and six other clubs, I don’t think it’s a good idea to push a job on top of that. (@ nicole and maggie)

Needs and wants are often confused I think this is the key problem that many people have with overspending. (@ seth’s blog)

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  1. Todd says:

    Last week you proclaimed you’d have Cubs season tickets, and now games are a treat and not a routine?

  2. Johanna says:

    Who are these several people who ask you this stuff?

  3. Johanna says:

    Several people have also asked you what is going on with moderation

  4. Johanna says:

    and with the new posts by the mysterious Nicole

  5. Johanna says:

    but you haven’t answered them.

  6. Katie says:

    Todd – What Trent said makes sense to me. He values major league games more than minor league games, because of the excitement. Major league games are worth going to, but they’re far away, so they’re a special treat.

  7. Andrew says:

    The contrast between this and what’s going on today at GRS is astonishing.

  8. Jak says:

    @Johanna they aren’t real…all questions imaginary peoples…

  9. Interested Reader says:

    I think Trent wrote this all up at once and now has them set up to automatically post.

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