Roundup: June 1st-15th

by Nora Dunn on June 17, 2010


A turtle pond in the middle of the train station in Madrid.

Greetings from northern Spain (about three hours north of Madrid), where I’m sequestered in a tiny old village, speaking English with interesting Spaniards looking to practice their immersion skills. You’ll hear more about Vaughan Systems and what the program is about in another post. In the meantime, please enjoy my latest articles and mentions from across the web in the last few weeks.

Wise Bread

Financial Freedom, and Using Passion to Budget

Increasing numbers of people are in serious debt and seeing debt management and debt settlement services. Although at first blush you would suppose that is has to do with job loss and poor economic climate, the vast majority of these people are actually high income-earners, with good jobs. What gives? Where is the financial freedom we all are striving towards? I would like to suggest that it’s more achievable than we realize.

Travel and Money: Using Your Debit Card on the Road

Using your debit card is one of the best ways to access cash and pay for items while traveling. But it’s not an infallible tool; this article explores some things to be aware of and tips for using your debit card safely on the road while minimizing fees. With currency conversion discrepancies, high surcharges, and the risk of theft or loss, managing your money on the road isn’t as simple as you may think. This article is part of a Travel and Money series which discusses various ways to address your money issues while you are abroad.

AmEx Open Forum

Things to Consider Before Uprooting Your Business

Deciding to uproot your business and go virtual can be very liberating. More lifestyle options become available to you once you structure your business to be run from anywhere in the country—or the world. But it’s not quite as easy as picking up and leaving; there are a number of things to address and account for before buying that plane ticket. Here are some things to consider before pulling the plug on your office space.

Profiles & Shout-Outs

Vagabond Quest is at it again, with a roundup of various world travelers’ Top 3 Modes of Transportation. There are some interesting ones in there….check it out!

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Dina July 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Hi Nora, just found this page today!! Thank you for the shout out in 3 modes of transportation :) People (including myself) love your answers there, very adventurous!!


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