The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Struggling to Write Edition

Whenever there’s a challenge going on in my life, I find it much harder to write. I find my thoughts drifting away from the words and onto other things.

For me, the best solution is to simply spend some time reflecting on that challenge. I put aside feeble attempts to work and focus on that which is bothering me.

If I do that, I tend to find resolution much sooner, and once I find resolution, the words and the focus return.

10 Reasons Your Freelance Career Is Failing I’d advise people who are considering freelance work to read this before making the leap. It’s even more important then because you can shore up these things before you even get started. (@ freelance switch)

Ten Easy to Plan, Cheap, and Fun At-Home Date Ideas When my wife and I have a date night, we usually wind up playing a board game together. It gets us face to face and talking at the table. Board games are a great conversation starter. (@ money help for christians)

Why I Still Read The Tightwad Gazette The Tightwad Gazette was a popular printed newsletter in the 1990s focusing on frugality issues. I actually still leaf through it, too. (@ saving advice)

The economics of Christmas lights Most of the houses in my neighborhood have Christmas lights. It makes for a beautiful sight on a December evening. (@ seth godin)

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