Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags.
Apartment Therapy recently posted an article that immediately caused me to remember a similar Gizmodo post that I loved from a couple years ago. Ever since I first saw that Gizmodo article I have decided that people in Switzerland are brilliant:
You’re in the mall or at the Electronics Emporium. There’s nothing you need to buy, but you’re killing time while your spouse finishes an errand. As you wait, you browse. You admire the Thneeds. Look! There’s a new one!
The Daily Show: Jim Cramer Interview - Hulu; unedited DailyMotion below if you can’t view Hulu.
The unanimous conclusion after stockmarket pundit Jim Cramer appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week was: Jim got his ass kicked.
“The essential thing “in heaven and earth” is…that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” - Friedrich Nietzche, Beyond Good and Evil
I know you can't live without Google. Whether or not you use Google's other products, I am sure you use their search engine almost everyday. And there is no reason you should not. It is by far the best and the fastest search engine and clearly the market leader in almost all countries.
I'm sick of inter-party animosity. I'm tired of progressives who won't listen to a person who identifies as conservative. I'm tired of conservatives who won't listen to a liberal.How unlikely is it, anyway, that either the classical liberal or conservative ideologies provides the best policy solution for every situation?
The twenty-ninth episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) talks about repairing (and fostering) good client communications. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section. We hope you enjoy it!
Back in the 60s there were some experiments done to see how likely people were to obey an authority figure even if they were doing something they felt was wrong. The results were scary. Most people would continue to administer lethal electric shocks to another human if someone in a lab coat told them they had to.
Most people are not suffering from a lack of things to read. For many people the difficulty is deciding what not to read as there are so many choices available. To get some ideas how people prioritize and choose reading materials, we asked a number of bloggers the following question:
What are your reading habits and how do you choose reading material when there are so many options?
If you have a simple tax return, you can file for free at TurboTax and H&R Block. The IRS also has a list of places where you can file for free and free online forms that do basic calculations for you. You still have to pay to do the state return.