Review: Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life is a bit unusual in terms of personal finance books that you’ll typically find at your local bookstore. For starters,

12.16.06

Building a Better Blog: Be Lucky

Every once in a while, you’ll write a post that is a surefire winner, but quite often, our most popular posts come as a relative

12.15.06

What Exactly Is A Certified Financial Planner, And Why Should I Care?

Recently, I read Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. At several points during the book, Suze refers to herself as a “Certified Financial

12.15.06

Rewriting Money’s 25 Rules: A Summary

Five weeks ago, I began the process of analyzing and rewriting Money Magazine’s 25 Rules to Grow Rich By as an exercise in examining the

12.15.06

#25: Warranties

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

Your Money or Your Life: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of the personal finance philosophy title Your Money or Your Life. This book looks at

12.15.06

Building a Better Blog: Don’t Give Up

At some point, we all get disheartened with blogging. Maybe we feel out of touch with the readers, or maybe it’s simply a matter of

Facts About Car Title Loans & Rent To Owns

Yesterday, a local talk radio show did a segment on the ethics behind car title loans and rent-to-owns. The host, one J. Michael McKoy, argued

Shakespeare Has Insights On Everything – Why Not Money?

I’ve always loved the writings of William Shakespeare, ever since I first read Hamlet in eighth grade. Since then, I’ve read almost everything by The

12.14.06

#24: Frequent Flier Miles

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

Your Money or Your Life: The Final Three Steps

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of the personal finance philosophy title Your Money or Your Life. This book looks at

12.14.06

Building a Better Blog: Money Doesn’t Matter

This seems like a contradiction, doesn’t it? On a series on professional blogging on a personal finance site, I’m writing that money doesn’t matter? What

12.13.06

Live Like You Were Dying

So many of us have imagined what we would do with our lives if we had just one year to live. Most of these fantasies

12.13.06

The Wal-Mart Question

Many of my friends refuse to shop at Wal-Mart for various reasons. Here’s a quote from a recent email I received on this very topic

12.13.06

#23: Airline Tickets

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

Your Money or Your Life: The Second Three Steps

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of the personal finance philosophy title Your Money or Your Life. This book looks at

12.13.06

Building a Better Blog: The Content Comes First

When you have a static page, it’s fine to have plenty of ads on it. People visit static pages because there’s some piece of information

Simple Money Management Steps

One of the first money management steps I took when I reached financial armageddon was to take on my credit cards. I was paying hundreds

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