The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Never Give Up Edition

I’ve been a Cubs fan all my life and I’ve never seen anything like this season. The team has been an utter train wreck all season long, massively underperforming and losing boatloads of games they should have won.

Their reward? As August rolls around, they’re right in the mix in their division.

What’s the lesson? Never give up on anything you do. You might be in better shape than you expect.

How to Quit a Job My general rule of thumb: the less drama, the better. The more drama you create on the way out the door, the harder it will be to maintain any connections to that job or the people there, connections that will be valuable in the future. (@ frugal dad)

How to Disaster-Proof Your Home and Finances This is really sound advice for pretty much everyone. (@ the wallet)

Supermarket Psychology (and a Few Insider Tricks) Supermarket psychology refers to the use of psychological tricks to coerce you subtly into buying more than you intend to. (@ bargaineering)

Don’t Depend on Your Job A successful life is one that minimizes risk – and anything you rely on is risk. Your job is a big one – if your life won’t fall apart if you lost your job, you’re in very good shape. (@ productivity501)

Walk, Walk, Walk, Walk, Walk Walking is a free activity that cuts down on transportation costs and health costs. Why not find ways to incorporate more walking in your life? (@ wisebread)

How to Budget for an Irregular Income I actually plan even tighter than J.D. for my irregular income, but I tend to worry more because of my kids. They sometimes drive me almost to paranoia about making sure there’s a steady income. (@ get rich slowly)

$22,000 per Year and a 2 Hour Commute for a Bit of Security At this point, I would hire a nanny. Seriously. (@ clever dude)

Frugality vs. “Big Wins”: Why You Shouldn’t Care About Either I couldn’t help but thinking about “gazelle-like intensity” with this article. (@ man vs. debt)

Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox I wish I could do this. The big reason why I don’t is that people are constantly communicating things to me that are extremely private – that they wouldn’t share in a more public fashion. (@ zen habits)

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