The Life Map: Connecting Your Daily Activities And Spending To Your Lifelong Goals And Dreams

Over the weekend, I participated in a really interesting activity that reinvigorated me to keep working towards my lifelong goals and dreams. It took some

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Building A Ten Stock Portfolio

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry

Deconstructing Dave Ramsey

This week, The Simple Dollar is deconstructing five top personal finance and investing pundits and asking the big questions about their track record and their

Money Magazine – February 2007

My subscription to Money Magazine started with the February 2007 issue; I was quite happy to see it in my mailbox, even though it ups

01.23.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 23: Evaluating Your Expenses – Bank Fees

The Simple Dollar offers a month-long plan for fixing your finances. All you need is an open mind and an hour each day. The vast

Tax Witholdings and Savings Questions

Recently, a reader of The Simple Dollar contacted me with an interesting question about tax withholdings: With the tax year over, we get to see

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Advice to Beginning Investors

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Festival of Frugality #58

Welcome to the 58th Festival of Frugality! For those unaware, the Festival of Frugality is a series of weekly posts hosted by various blogs in

Deconstructing Jim Cramer

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01.22.07

How Bad Of A Deal Is A 50 Year Mortgage?

Yesterday, I received an email from a friend who is moving into a new home that he’s financing with a fifty year mortgage. He was

01.22.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 22: Evaluating Your Expenses – Monthly Services

The Simple Dollar offers a month-long plan for fixing your finances. All you need is an open mind and an hour each day. Most of

How To Improve Credit Score By Avoiding Mistakes

When people discover a problem with their credit score, they often act rashly, doing things that seem as though they would improve your credit, but

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Cramer has made a huge name for himself in stock picking punditry

Ten Books That Changed My Life #1: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Changed my life in October 1991 In January 1991, I started keeping a journal, one that I’ve kept persistently ever since.

01.21.07

Time To Buy A Car? Follow These Ten Steps To Maximize Your Deal

Car salesmen are no dummies. They love nothing better than to see a “smart” buyer come wandering onto a lot, married to the idea of

01.21.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 21: Evaluating Your Expenses – Housing

The Simple Dollar offers a month-long plan for fixing your finances. All you need is an open mind and an hour each day. Most people,

01.21.07

The Dollar Coin Is Coming! Is It Good Or Bad For The Average American?

Recently, the federal government announced yet another revision of the dollar coin. This time, in order to entice collectors (and thus inflate circulation numbers), the

01.20.07

Photo Diary #1: A Trip To The Grocery Store

This morning, I went grocery shopping with my son and took my digital camera along to record the experience of grocery shopping with a penny-pincher.

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