The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Three Children Edition

We have three children. My parents had three children. My wife’s parents had three children. One of my wife’s closest friends is about to have her third child. My oldest brother has three children. My wife’s aunt has three children. My wife’s first cousin will shortly have three children.

Why do so many people in our lives have three children? Three is the magic number, I guess.

When Good Personal Finance Practices Go Too Far It can be just as easy to overdo it as it is to “under-do” it when it comes to personal finance. (@ len penzo)

Shooting Lessons: 4 Ways to Make Things Happen Great tactics for getting over that little hump, whatever it might be. (@ pick the brain)

Cultivate Your Passions In other words, if you’re passionate about something, invest the time to learn about it and enjoy it in a deeper way, as this will last with you. (@ happiness project)

The Illusion of Control I think the idea of control comes from simply being aware of a particular set of events and knowing how to solve most immediate problems with regard to those events. (@ zen habits)

Comparing a Full Time Job to Self-Employment Self-employment isn’t the obvious choice here. You have to have serious self-motivation to make it work. (@ digerati life)