Updated on 04.17.12

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Strange and Beautiful Day Edition

Trent Hamm

Every once in a while, you have a day that’s so filled with strange and unusual events that you find yourself just shaking your head as you go to bed, wondering how a day that started so normally could have gone down such a bizarre path.

That was my Monday.

It was just one of those days where you find yourself wondering what’s next… and then, just as quickly, life reveals something else unexpected.

Why We Overplan I used to do this. Now, I mostly just try to make myself aware of a lot of options so that I can choose among them. I don’t like to set stuff in stone because life changes too much. (@ zen habits)

10 Ways to Get More Energy Throughout the Day I really can’t afford a mid-day “lull” most days, so I use several little tactics to make sure I have energy all day long. Many of those tactics are in this article. (@ pick the brain)

My Confession: A Cheap Wedding Band A ring is just a physical object. It’s the people in the marriage and their relationship that really lasts. (@ well heeled)

Why Being Rich Is Overrated Quite often, you have to sacrifice things on the path to becoming rich, things that I wouldn’t want to sacrifice to get there. (@ prairie eco thrifter)

Caine’s Arcade This short film is well worth watching. That’s the birth of entrepreneurship, right there. (@ caine’s arcade)

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  1. Tracy says:

    Strange/unusual/bizarre/unexpected – I think that explains yesterday’s infographic. Alien abduction.

  2. Josh says:

    our new overlords were turning this site into

  3. Josh says:

    a biased infographic site?

  4. Thank you so much for the inclusion Trent. What an honour.

    I too had a day like that as well recently. Must be something in the air.

  5. Tracy says:

    First step to world domination: mind-numbing the serfs

  6. Johanna says:

    To Trent’s credit, he didn’t use the graphic in place of his own post.

  7. Johanna says:

    To Trent’s credit, he didn’t use the infographic…

  8. Johanna says:

    …as an excuse to write one fewer post…

  9. Johanna says:

    …although I wonder if that’s because it was posted…

  10. Johanna says:

    …without his knowledge.

  11. Lisa says:

    Good observation Johanna. To be fair, the subject matter of how monopolies are bad for consumers was valid, but the graphics were annoying and the writing unfocused.

  12. kc says:

    Again, I’m stunned that he doesn’t comment on the changes to the site.

  13. Katie says:

    Trent sold the site, and is just a contracted writer at this point. He isn’t obligated to care or comment.

  14. Katie says:

    I support him in not…

  15. Katie says:

    …wanting to be a personal finance blogger…

  16. Katie says:

    (moderation won’t let me finish)

  17. Katie says:

    he was not wrong to sell, but transition has been jarring for longtime readers

  18. Jason says:

    I watched the kains arcade video last week. I hope my kid turns out half as awesome as him.

  19. Mary says:

    Did he actually sell?

  20. Johanna says:

    There are comments coming out of moderation???

  21. Misha says:

    @Mary: Yes, as of December 15…

  22. Troy says:

    Trent. Do one of three things

  23. Troy says:

    fix the comments section

  24. Troy says:

    or comment or post on why you don’t fix the comments

  25. Troy says:

    or stop writing posts that require constructive comments

  26. Troy says:

    or watch your legacy evaporate and wonder what happened

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