Month: May 2014

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Road Trip Edition

Our roadtrips tend to involve the following: podcasts, conversation, reading, napping, food produced from paper bags, increasingly frequent restroom stops, games that involve things we see outside the car windows, repeated askings of the infamous question “Are we there yet?”, and complete relief when we actually arrive at our destination. Facing the Mistakes of Life …

Categories: Reader Mailbag

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job, but I hated big aspects of my career, at least in the direction it was headed. I spent more time than I would like away from my family on trips …

Categories: Careers

The Ten Evils (Part Two)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this week. As mentioned previously, I was recently leafing through a book at the library discussing Japanese martial arts (I believe it was Budo Secrets) when I came upon a sidebar …

Categories: Ten Evils

The Ten Evils (Part One)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this week. Recently, I was leafing through a book at the library discussing Japanese martial arts (I believe it was Budo Secrets) when I came upon a sidebar that listed the …

Categories: Ten Evils

Reader Mailbag: Family Visit

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Selling off items 2. High-interest foreign accounts 3. Putting off home ownership 4. 401(k) leftovers 5. Early payments on 0% loan 6. Vegan snacks 7. Using …

Categories: Reader Mailbag