The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Quiet Edition

As I write this, I’m in a quiet room with all the lights off. I’ve been rocking my youngest child for more than an hour to get him to take a much-needed nap. He’s had an intestinal bug for the last three days and hasn’t slept comfortably during any of it.

The room is so quiet that my fingers sound like drums on the keyboard. I can hear the hum of the fan on my laptop.

Best of all, I can hear him gently breathing in his crib just a few feet away from me.

Sleep well, little guy. Daddy has some writing to do.

Expanding the circle of “missed” If you suddenly picked up and moved to the other side of the world without telling anyone, how many people would miss you? I’d argue that the larger the number of people that would miss you, the greater your chances of success both here and there. It’s all about the relationships. (@ seth godin)

Six Reasons Why You Should Panic and One Reason Why You Should Keep Investing Would you really be shocked to learn that the one reason trumps the other six? (@ the dividend guy)

The Real Secret to Achieving Financial Freedom on a Modest Income The real secret is simple. It’s all about really understanding the difference between your wants and your needs and acting in a mature way based on that knowledge. (@ len penzo)

How to Deal with a Job You Hate The biggest suggestion I can offer is to simply remember that you’re swapping time and energy for money. That’s really the equation of a job – nothing more, nothing less. (@ dumb little man)