Month: May 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: Books and 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 …

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 …

Categories: Credit Cards, Money

Facing My Financial Fears: Buying A Home

This week, The Simple Dollar is doing a five part series on financial topics that scare me just a bit. Researching and then writing about them will (hopefully) alleviate some of that fear Other fears include buying a car, estate planning, investment risk, and Roth IRAs. I saved my biggest fear for last. In the …

Categories: Housing, Money

#10: The Nest Egg

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. Build a Large Retirement Nest Egg Rule #10: Aim to build a retirement nest …

Categories: Investing, Money, Retirement

Nickel and Dimed: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. This title is a bit of an unusual choice for a review of personal finance books, as it details an educated and affluent woman’s attempt to get by while working at low-income jobs. Can we learn anything from this …

Categories: Books and Reading

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Go To Waste!

If you’re like I am, your belly is swollen from a bit too much turkey and you’re looking at giant piles of leftovers and realizing that, yet again, you’re going to be eating turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes for the next several days and probably throwing a lot of it out. Ugh. Instead, try …

Categories: Frugality

Facing My Financial Fears: Investment Risk

This week, The Simple Dollar is doing a five part series on financial topics that scare me just a bit. Researching and then writing about them will (hopefully) alleviate some of that fear Other fears include buying a car, estate planning, and Roth IRAs. My fear of financial risk goes back to the stock market …

Categories: Investing

#9: Mutual Fund Fees

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 #9: The most you should pay in annual fees for a mutual fund …

Categories: Investing, Money

Nickel and Dimed: Selling in Minnesota

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. This title is a bit of an unusual choice for a review of personal finance books, as it details an educated and affluent woman’s attempt to get by while working at low-income jobs. Can we learn anything from this …

Categories: Books and Reading

Happy Thanksgiving from The Simple Dollar!

The Simple Dollar wishes every one of you a happy Thanksgiving. For my international readers who might be unfamiliar with this American tradition, Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the harvest and of cultural diversity in America. It is typically celebrated by having a large communal meal with family and friends, and is considered a …

Facing My Financial Fears: Estate Planning

This week, The Simple Dollar is doing a five part series on financial topics that scare me just a bit. Researching and then writing about them will (hopefully) alleviate some of that fear Other fears include buying a car and Roth IRAs. Until recently, I’ve not thought about the need to plan for my passing …

Categories: Money