The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Fringe Edition

A few weeks ago, thanks to a Simple Dollar reader, Sarah and I discovered the television series Fringe. We’ve started slowly catching up on it, using Netflix and getting a disc at a time. It’s The X-Files without the incoherence of the last few seasons of that series, and that’s a good thing.

Now, for some links.

Announcing the “One Page” Contest Winners I found out (too late) that this site was running a contest based on my “one page” personal finance guide, where people were challenged to summarize their personal finance philosophy in just one page. Here are the winners of that contest, many of which I quite like. (@ 7 million 7 years)

9 Ways to Winterize Your Car We do quite a bit of winter traveling and a properly-prepared vehicle can really make all the difference. If you don’t have blankets in the back, you’re risking quite a lot. (@ art of manliness)

Six Ways to Trick Yourself into Working Harder I find that “microgoals” – specific things that I want to accomplish in the next hour or two – really help. They convince me to focus intensely for a while on a specific outcome and I’m then often able to achieve it. (@ dumb little man)

Penny Foolish: How 6 Tiny Money Leaks Cost Me $1702 Annually It really is amazing how those little things really add up over the course of a year. Sure, $5 here seems like no big deal and $5 there isn’t a crisis, but over a year, that’s thousands of dollars. (@ len penzo)

It’s Time for a “Virtual” Reality Check Given a choice between doing something on the computer or doing something with my family outside, I’ll take the outside every time. (@ frugal dad)

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