The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Thank You Edition

On behalf of myself and my family, thank you to the hundreds (perhaps thousands) of readers who directly sent us messages of condolence – and a few small memorial gifts as well. It is truly, truly appreciated.

How to Make Money with a Blog Ever wondered how exactly a blog makes money? This is perhaps the best one-page description of how to do it that I’ve yet read. (@ christian pf)

Personal Finance Hour J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly and Jim Wang from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity have started a weekly radio show. You can download the older episodes at their website – they’re pretty good.

Clothing Swaps: A Twist on “Girl’s Night Out” Having social support for frugality is key, but many people have a hard time finding that support. This is a brilliant idea for making a very fun, social, frugal evening. (@ seattle times via unclutterer)

How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary Excellent advice for the millions of teachers out there, particularly those who have suddenly found themselves as the sole breadwinner in a home where their partner is newly unemployed. (@ wisebread)

How to Build Your Social Circle I’ve repeatedly discussed how valuable a social circle can be, but it’s often difficult to build one from scratch, particularly if you live in a new area. This is some great advice on getting started. (@ dumb little man)

Daydreams: Living Off the Grid I often dream of this very thing – getting a little piece of land out in the country, setting up a big garden and some small-scale organic livestock farming, and getting as off the grid as possible with things like a wind turbine for our electrical needs. (@ frugal dad)