The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Tradition Edition

Family traditions are a beautiful thing. Families just find a nice way of doing things that they like and they simply repeat it, and the joy of it grows over time.

This year, we’re doing our Christmas celebration very differently. In years past, Sarah and I have travelled to visit our parents over Christmas, but starting this year, we’re celebrating Christmas at home. This will be a big change, but it will also be a chance to start establishing our own traditions.

I’m looking forward to it.

Why I Think of Money at Thanksgiving For me, a big part of the association between money and Thanksgiving comes with the fact that it’s the longest period of the year I spend with my parents (usually). I get a good grasp of their situation and it usually fills me with a lot of thoughts. (@ five cent nickel)

What to Do When Easy Street Develops Potholes Whenever things go awry, it’s almost always best to just go back to the very basics. (@ get rich slowly)

5 Ways to Be Healthy Without Kale Health isn’t just about eating a perfect diet. It isn’t about throwing money at the problem, either. (@ pick the brain)

The first lie Almost every bind we find ourselves in is the result of a sequence of lies, mostly to ourselves. (@ seth godin)

Money Systems That Lead to Success: Food Planning Having a system in place for any life change you want to make is a key part of the equation. (@ consumerism commentary)

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