The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Synthroid Edition

I’m working on a freelance article concerning thyroid conditions and Synthroid use. I’m looking for a few people that take Synthroid (or another thyroid medication)

12.11.12

Explore Your Local Area (345/365)

Several years ago, I picked up one of those tourism guides for Iowa, similar to the ones that many states put out to attract travelers

12.10.12

Pack Food and Beverages (344/365)

Whenever I leave my house and expect that the travel to my destination is going to take more than an hour or so, I pack

Reader Mailbag: Popcorn, Old Movies, and a Warm Blanket

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

12.09.12

Stay Away from Tourist Traps (343/365)

In 2004, I had the professional opportunity to travel to Mexico multiple times in a short span. On those trips, I had a few chances

What Seems Simple Rarely Is Simple

I enjoy watching cooking shows – you know, the ones where they actually focus on presenting a recipe and show off some of the techniques

12.08.12

Consider All Forms of Transportation, Including Train and Bus (342/365)

A few months ago, I took a trip to Indianapolis. The first leg of the trip – a flight from Des Moines to Chicago –

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #103

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

12.07.12

Consider Camping (341/365)

When Sarah and I visited the Pacific Northwest for our first anniversary, we didn’t stay in a hotel for most of the vacation. We camped,

Confirmation Bias and You

Let’s say you’re worried that your finances aren’t being organized effectively. You’re not really sure what’s wrong, but you have a gut feeling about it.

12.06.12

Be Flexible When You Plan Vacations (340/365)

During the last few years of my previous job, whenever Sarah and I began to plan a vacation, I would request time off in a

Reader Mailbag: Questions and Answers

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

12.05.12

Do Your Own Travel Planning (339/365)

When Sarah and I were talking about our honeymoon in 2003, we were a little intimidated by setting up our travel plans. It was the

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Basketball Edition

A long time ago, I used to play basketball every single day. I’d stand in my parents’ driveway shooting baskets for hours. In high school,

12.04.12

Plan Far in Advance (338/365)

After a few weeks of discussing bill paying strategies in this series, we’re going to shift gears and look at vacations during much of the

Designing a Lucky Life

“Luck is the residue of design.” – Branch Rickey I don’t believe that luck is a supernatural thing that we have no control over. It’s

12.03.12

Schedule Regular Bills To Be Paid Automatically (337/365)

As I mentioned yesterday, one of the big advantages of online bill pay is that you can schedule payments on many of your bills in

Reader Mailbag: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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

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