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FinCon 2018 Recap, or How Carl Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Busch Beer

I returned home this week from FinCon 2018, the grand finale of my busiest month in recent years. Even though I’m eager to get back to my wonderful everyday family man life, I gave myself permission to take a mental health break for my first day and a half back home....

Midwest Road Trip Recap: Colorado, Missouri, Northern Wisconsin, & the Black Hills

Plus, What I Pack in the Car for Hours of Travel with Two Kids I enjoy reading about other people’s travel stories. You just can’t get the same sense of place reading from a guide book or flipping through the pages of a magazine. Here’s a recap of our travels to the...

Feeling Stuck? Find Purpose in Service.

In this recent article on Get Rich Slowly, J.D. explored the topic of using positive reinforcement to foster smart money habits. He began it with something of a confession: While many of his articles take a few hours to produce, he had drafted the above article...

The Importance of Me Time

I left Michael and the kids for a week. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Let’s start with this. I LOVE my family. Michael and my kiddos (currently 2 and 4) are what bring me the greatest joy. They are fun, funny, loving, and the most fulfilling part of...

Introducing FI Clubs

We want to promote local and online community groups and events that empower people to become financially independent. FI Clubs exchange ideas about generating more income, reducing wasteful spending, and leading healthier, happier lives.

Our mission at Uncommon Dream is to encourage our readers to lead intentional lives and to follow their dreams. We post articles on a variety of topics that serve that purpose. Our emphasis is on minimalism and personal finance as we believe improvements in these areas can further almost any other goal.

If you have an idea for a guest post that you think would be a good fit for this site and benefit our readers, you are welcome to submit it for consideration. Unpublished and published writers alike are welcome to propose and submit articles.

Guest posts are accepted solely on the merit of the work and potential benefit to our readers.

The process for submitting a guest post for consideration is as follows:

Submit a Proposal

We encourage you to first submit a proposal summarizing the article before sending us your full post. Proposals should include the following:

  • The proposed title
  • A synopsis of the article
  • Your bio (which may include a photo and link to your site, if you’d like)
  • Time needed to complete and submit the article to us, if accepted

The proposed article should be consistent with the mission of Uncommon Dream. Please take some time to review our prior articles to ensure your proposed article will be a good fit for our site.

We do not accept articles that have been published elsewhere on the internet. Once your article is published at Uncommon Dream, we ask that you do not subsequently publish it elsewhere on the internet. Duplicate content will not be posted or will be removed.

Proposal Review

We respond to all guest post proposals within 72 hours. Upon acceptance, we’ll confirm the date by which we’ll need to receive your article and any associated images.

Submit Your Article

We prefer that you submit your article in Markdown or HTML format. Doing so will ensure your intended formatting is maintained when we migrate your article to WordPress. Other standard text formats including Word files, PDFs, and text files are also perfectly acceptable.

Please ensure that your submission adheres to the following guidelines:

  • The writing should be focused, well crafted, and of a professional quality.
  • Please proofread your article prior to submission. We do not accept articles with numerous spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
  • We reserve the right to edit your article, such as to correct minor mechanical issues or to link to other relevant posts. If we make any material changes to your article, we’ll give you the chance to review our changes before we publish it.
  • Any submitted images should be free of licensing restrictions or approved for use on our site.

Article Review

We will review and respond to your guest post submission within 72 hours. As such, we kindly request that you do not submit the article for consideration to other sites simultaneously.

Upon acceptance, we’ll confirm the date and time that your article will be published.

Promote Your Published Article

  • We encourage you to link to your guest post and share it on your social media channels.
  • Please make yourself available to engage in the comments section of your guest post—it means a lot to our readers.

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