Month: May 2014

Curing Writer’s Block – And Other Mental Blocks

GolbGuru over at Money, Matter, and More Musings recently asked me how I’m able to consistently post so much material on a daily basis and keep it as only a small part of a daily routine. The answer is fairly interesting, and it applies to many aspects of life, not just writing. The biggest aspect …

What Financial Information Sources Do You Truly Trust?

I was recently complaining loudly in the comments section of a political blog about the contradictory information one will find in different segments of the mainstream media when I began to consider what information sources that I actually trust. For example, the only news source that I generally trust is National Public Radio and even …

Categories: Education, Periodicals

PayPerPost, Paris Hilton, and Violating the Trust Between You and Me

Recently, I’ve seen several personal finance blogs jump on the pay per post bandwagon. Also recently, I’ve found myself deleting several blogs from my daily reading list. Is there a connection? Of course. The old bromide goes “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” and it’s never been more true than today. Everyone is aware …

Categories: Blogging

#11: Building Knowledge

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday until the series concludes; you can keep tabs on the action at the 25 Rules index. Rule #11: If you don’t understand how an investment works, don’t buy it. The …

Make Your Kid A Millionaire: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Kevin McKinley’s Make Your Kid A Millionaire. This title focuses on the role parents play in building a net worth for their child, both financially and psychologically. Does this book provide some interesting insights, or is it merely a repeat of the power of …

The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: I Gained Twelve Pounds Edition

I truly can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Double the Worth of Your Money – Save Before You Earn I linked to this because of the comment, which combined with the post comprises two different worldviews on personal finance issues. There are often a lot of sides to every story. (@ personal finance advice) …

Categories: Morning Roundup

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #10: Ask MetaFilter

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #9: Make Love, Not Debt

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #8: Get Rich Slowly

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #7: Yahoo! Finance

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #6: Personal Finance Advice

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #5: Divorce to Financial Freedom

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #4: Generation X Finance

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #3: PFBlogs.org

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #2: Free Money Finance

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

Review: Nickel and Dimed

Some of you who are reading this post right now are thinking “I’ve never heard of this book.” Others are probably thinking “Why on earth would this book be reviewed on a personal finance blog?” The best way to explain, I suppose, is by providing a brief overview of what this book is about. Nickel …

Categories: What We're Reading

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #1: The Wall Street Journal

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

Categories: Websites

What I Learned From Daisuke Matsuzaka

For those of you who don’t follow baseball, Daisuke Matsuzaka is a Japanese-born pitcher who is so talented that the Boston Red Sox paid his Japanese team $51.1 million just for the rights to simply begin negotiating a contract with Mr. Matsuzaka. A few of you might be slack-jawed by this, but it is generally …

Personal Finance in a Plastic Economy

As we move more and more towards a cashless economy, many of the traditional techniques for saving money don’t work as well as they used to. Many of us no longer have as much pocket change or as many loose dollar bills because we make most of our purchases with a credit card or a …