Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. I call it … the Time Machine.
One Year Ago (June 27 – July 3, 2009)
Personal Finance 101: Why Do I Need Credit At All?
Writers have a reputation for being reclusive, phone-haters. Is it true? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s true for me. I hate it. To me, the phone is for talking with family, friends and the computer repair guy. Conversations with strangers over the phone unnerve me – particularly when I’m interviewing a source.
Two of my resolutions are to Start a new family tradition and Do something festive.
I want to do something more with the Fourth of July. When I was growing up, this was always a very fun holiday. We were often on vacation in my parents’ hometown, North Platte, Nebraska, which was a great place to celebrate the Fourth.
This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen.
Hey, look, homemade crepes!
OK, before we get going, it should be noted that this meal is pretty much as easy to prepare as you want it to be – and at almost every turn, we chose the more difficult route.
Actually, to be more specific, Sarah
Last week, we asked for your favorite quotes. Due to all the amazing quotes and responses we received, it was impossible to feature them all and difficult to choose the best! So I’ve gathered 5 more of the best quotes from our awesome readers and added one of my all time favorites.
It’s your thinking that decides whether you´re going to succeed or fail.
Reader Kathy submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer:
What do people do with their diplomas? I have my high school, undergraduate, and graduate diplomas. They’re sitting in my closet because I don’t know what to do with them. I could frame them and put them in my cube, but no one else at work has done that.
This is the tenth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16.
One of the biggest difficulties in modern life is dealing with projects.
In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at whether to tell your boss about your freelancing and what’s a good conference to attend to find clients.
Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.
This week’s Workspace of the Week is Double|B’s work surface wonderland:
In sharp contrast to last week’s small, living room office, this week we have a large, full-room space. The storage in this room is incredible, and the work surface of the desk makes me swoon.
Today launches my Summer Festival of Guest Posts…aka…my way of slacking off while I’m in Bali and pleading with friends who have amazing voices and insights to share their genius with you.
Kicking off this new “every Friday” feature is my friend, Chris Guillebeau.
Materials: 30" Akurum horizontal wall cabinet, reclaimed Douglas fir, MDF panels
Description: I have a custom furniture/cabinetry company in LA, Handmade, that has just launched a line of custom doors, panels and drawer faces for frameless kitchen and bathroom cabinets - anything from the big-box lines, IKEA, you name it. We call the line SEMIhandmade.