12.24.06

Building a Better Blog: Use The Senses

The web is inherently a visual medium, and like any other visual medium, a big portion of success in the medium is sensory appeal. Many,

Ten Things I Wanted To Buy This Year – But Didn’t

I’m proud of myself. In the past year, I’ve wanted several expensive items for myself, but I’ve fought off the urge to buy them. The

Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon first appeared on the scene in 1926 as a series of informational pamphlets on basic financial management. By 1927, several

12.23.06

Building a Better Blog: Don’t Know It All

In high school, I was friends with an individual who repeatedly acted as if he knew everything anyone was going to say. If you got

Five Essential Money Quotes And Related Thoughts

My head is full of quotes from various cultural figures and I often like to use them in conversation when appropriate. I like to collect

Should I Pay Off Student Loans or Invest?

Recently, I received an email from Nate, a reader of The Simple Dollar. He was wondering whether it makes more sense to invest or to

The Five Greatest Financial Board Games #1: Puerto Rico

To celebrate the week before Christmas (and give you a few great last minute gift ideas), The Simple Dollar is reviewing five board games that

The Richest Man in Babylon: Buy or Don’t Buy?

What can possibly be learned about modern finance from a book first published in 1926, you ask? What is so worthwhile about The Richest Man

12.22.06

Building a Better Blog: Social Bookmarking

Most bloggers are familiar with the “Digg effect,” a flood of traffic that comes from reaching the front page of Digg, a popular social bookmarking

Lying About Money – And Telling The Truth

In some ways, most of us lie about money. We create an appearance to others of having more than we do in order to build

12.21.06

Buying A Bottle Of Wine And Don’t Know What To Get? Some Tips For Selecting A Good, Inexpensive Bottle

Many people like to enjoy a bottle of wine with a meal, but have no idea how to select an appropriate and inexpensive wine for

The Five Greatest Financial Board Games #2: Acquire

To celebrate the week before Christmas (and give you a few great last minute gift ideas), The Simple Dollar is reviewing five board games that

The Richest Man in Babylon: Other Tales

What can possibly be learned about modern finance from a book first published in 1926, you ask? What is so worthwhile about The Richest Man

12.21.06

Building a Better Blog: Don’t Chase Away Your Readers

Recently, I visited a very interesting blog that focused on personal finance and political issues targeting twentysomethings. The author had a very distinctive voice and

12.20.06

Ted’s Dilemma: Planning For The Future On Minimum Wage

Recently, I had a conversation with a reader named Ted. Ted works a full time minimum wage job and still manages to live in his

12.20.06

Extra Mortgage Payment vs. Investments

As my wife and I begin the process of finding and buying a home, we repeatedly find ourselves investigating various aspects of home ownership. Right

12.20.06

Blogging and Money: Six Trends For 2007

This entry was written as a part of the Reviews and Predictions group writing project at ProBlogger.net. As always, The Simple Dollar is looking to

12.20.06

When Is Frugal Living Taken Too Far?

MSNBC ran a story yesterday on a group of friends in San Francisco that is living entirely on second-hand material (except for food and very

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