11.14.06

#2: Home Refinancing

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

11.13.06

Evaluating and Minimizing Hobby Expenses

I have a multitude of hobbies that I enjoy, but lately I’ve been evaluating them more carefully in terms of the time spent and their

11.13.06

#1: Home Renovation

This post 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

11.13.06

How To Get Rich – According To Money Magazine

People email me all the time asking how to get rich. They are usually underwhelmed when I tell them there is no secret and definitely

The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. This title has appeared on countless

11.13.06

The Simple Dollar Giveaway #1

Last week, The Simple Dollar reviewed The Millionaire Next Door in detail. This week, The Simple Dollar is giving away the book to one lucky

Is There Something Wrong With Me If Suze Orman Appears In My Dreams?

Last night, I was reading through a personal finance book (one of the upcoming ones in the 52 Weeks… series) when I dozed off to

Setting and Meeting Daily Personal Financial Goals

Ever since I was young, I have had a number of daily goals for myself. Most of them seem rather mundane: commit a random act

How to Build Credit in College

While I was reading a thread at The Consumerist on ways to get started with credit, I found myself repeatedly shaking my head at the

Review: The Millionaire Next Door

The general premise of The Millionaire Next Door is that the pop culture concept of a millionaire is quite false and that most actual millionaires

11.10.06

Defining My Long-Term Financial Goals … What Are Yours?

As a young man still more than a year away from the big 3-0, I have most of my adult productive years ahead of me.

Applying the Peak-End Rule to Personal Finance

The peak-end rule is a psychological phenomenon that indicates which parts of a past experience we recall and use to define that experience. From Wikipedia:

11.10.06

Building a Financial (and Personal) Idea Diary

Although I (really) like to bloviate about all sorts of personal finance topics, I keep many more thoughts on my own finances to myself. I’ve

11.10.06

The Road to Financial Armageddon #10: What I Learned

Yesterday, I indicated some of the specific mechanics that I adopted to turn my financial situation around, and I’m happy to say that my finances

The Millionaire Next Door: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of the often-lauded personal finance book The Millionaire Next Door. First published in 1996, the

11.09.06

Saving Money on Road Trips

My wife and I live more than four hours away from our hometowns, so when we visit our parents and extended family, we spend a

11.09.06

Investing A Young Child’s Allowance

When I was young, my best friend’s family used to give him and his siblings an allowance based on their age (I didn’t have an

The Road to Financial Armageddon #9: The Road to Recovery

Yesterday, I described my financial meltdown, when I reached a point where there was more money going out each month than coming in with no

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