The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Very Short Hair Edition

I’ve officially decided to start clippering my hair very short – and doing it at home. I used to do this in college, but since then I’ve had my hair somewhat longer. Does anyone out there have a recommendation as to hair clippers for home use that are economical and foolproof?

11 Creative Ways to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic For me, the best two things you can do is to have a clear wall between work and personal life and to have a healthy emergency fund so your job isn’t a matter of life and death. (@ zen habits)

The Rewards of Frugality and Thrift (or, Why We Scrimp and Save) I agree completely. It’s not about not spending. It’s about figuring out what’s actually important to you and focusing your spending only on that. That way, you can have the best of what’s actually important to you. You don’t need everything. (@ get rich slowly)

The Cure for Creative Blocks? Leave Your Desk. Most of my worthwhile ideas come to me when I’m doing something far away from my desk. The key, of course, is jotting down that idea so that I can pick it up and run with it when I’m actually at my desk. (@ the 99 percent)

What I Learned from the Prosperity Game Whenever I participate in games like this, I usually discover that the one thing I wish I had more of is time. (@ eventual millionaire)

DINKs: Smart or Selfish? FYI, a “DINK” refers to a person in a “dual income no kids” relationship. Is that “smart or selfish”? I don’t think it’s particularly either one. I don’t think everyone ought to have children or be required or pressured into doing so. Similarly, I don’t think having kids is a bad choice, either. Different strokes for different folks. (@ dinks finance)

To DINK or Not to DINK I agree to an extent with this article (that follows up on the one above) that sometimes people make up their minds both for and against children based on false preconceptions. For example, I don’t necessarily agree that you’ll have much more money by not having kids because your spending choices and priorities change drastically when you do have kids. (@ budgets are sexy)

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