12.28.06

Building a Better Blog: Talking To Other Bloggers

Many bloggers operate in a bubble. This bubble includes themselves and perhaps a small number of bloggers that focus on topics similar to their own.

12.27.06

Calculating Phil Town’s “Sticker Price”: An Example

Yesterday, I posted a discussion of several interesting aspects of Phil Town’s book Rule #1. One of these points was Phil’s requirement that any stock

12.27.06

A Financial Plan For 2007: The Abraham Lincoln Plan

This week, The Simple Dollar is investigating how you can take a small amount each day for the year 2007 and end up with a

Rule #1: The Five Numbers

During this final week in 2006, The Simple Dollar is reviewing one of the top investment book of the year (based on Amazon.com sales). What

12.27.06

Building a Better Blog: Engage The Casual Visitor

One issue that has always interested me is how one can maximize the retention of visitors from social bookmarking sites like Digg. These visitors are

12.26.06

Is An Auto Loan Good Or Bad Debt?

This is an issue that I continue to hear contradicting perspectives on. Is an auto loan considered to be “good debt” or “bad debt”? Let’s

12.26.06

How To Switch To A New Checking Account

I’m on the verge of taking the plunge and switching to ING’s Electric Orange checking account, but one thing has kept me from switching over:

12.26.06

A Savings Plan For 2007: The Thomas Jefferson Plan

This week, The Simple Dollar is investigating how you can take a small amount each day for the year 2007 and end up with a

Rule #1: The Four Ms

During this final week in 2006, The Simple Dollar is reviewing one of the top investment book of the year (based on Amazon.com sales). What

12.26.06

Building a Better Blog: Post Consistently

After discussing the dangers of leaving your audience hanging, it became clear that a concise description of why a posting schedule is useful and how

12.25.06

Yahoo! Finance Disappoints: Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $75 Million?

As I was surfing through Yahoo! Finance last night, I spotted an article on the front page that disappointed me greatly. Right on the front

12.25.06

How To Read A Mutual Fund Prospectus

Once you begin investing, you’ll find yourself receiving a wide array of financial documents. One of the most useful – and the most intimidating for

12.25.06

A Savings Plan For 2007: The George Washington Plan

This week, The Simple Dollar is investigating how you can take a small amount each day for the year 2007 and end up with a

Rule #1: Overview

During this final week in 2006, The Simple Dollar is reviewing one of the top investment book of the year (based on Amazon.com sales). What

Merry Christmas From The Simple Dollar!

The Simple Dollar wishes all of you a merry Christmas! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that your winter holidays find you in good

12.25.06

Building a Better Blog: Write In Series

I’m often baffled by bloggers who confess to having a complete lack of ideas to blog about when the possibilities for dozens upon dozens of

I Think I Figured Out Why People Love Dave Ramsey

For the longest time, I didn’t really “get” why people loved Dave Ramsey. I knew that Dave had a pretty serious following (due to some

12.24.06

How To Retire In Your 30s … Without Selling Your Soul

Recently, I came across an article at WikiHow entitled How to Retire in Your 30s which pledged to describe a plan by which a person

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