01.20.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 20: Evaluating Your Expenses – Food

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

Review: The Wealthy Barber

The Wealthy Barber has an almost unique premise among the top personal finance books: it is written in the style of a novel in which

01.20.07

Maybe I’m Feeding The Trolls, But It’s Worth Discussing Anyway: The Fundamental Values of The Simple Dollar

Recently, the following comment was automatically deleted by my spam filter; I only happened to see it as I was looking through my spam logs

01.19.07

Blown Away By Prices Inside Of Airports? Five Travel Tips For Saving Cash Beyond The Security Checkpoint

I’m sitting here in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport composing this post and all around me I see opportunities to burn through a lot of money

01.19.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 19: Evaluating Your Expenses – Automobiles

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

01.19.07

5 Big Questions For First Time Home Buyers #5: What Are All These Closing Costs?

As I begin the process of locating and buying my first home, my mind is loaded with questions. This week, I’m answering the five biggest

The Wealthy Barber: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber, a uniquely-written personal finance guide that has found its way onto

01.18.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 18: Evaluating Your Expenses – Energy

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

01.18.07

5 Big Questions For First Time Home Buyers #4: How Do I Find A Good Home Inspector?

As I begin the process of locating and buying my first home, my mind is loaded with questions. This week, I’m answering the five biggest

The Wealthy Barber: Financially Savvy Living

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber, a uniquely-written personal finance guide that has found its way onto

Personal Finance 101: Charge Cards and Credit Cards

Most people think that the phrases “charge card” and “credit card” are interchangeable; that they refer to the same thing. The truth is that they’re

01.17.07

How To Quit Your Job In One Year: A Step By Step Guide

There comes a time in every person’s life when they realize that their current job is simply sucking the soul right out of them. Normally,

01.17.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 17: Evaluating Your Expenses – Life Insurance

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

01.17.07

5 Big Questions For First Time Home Buyers #3: How Do I Find A Good Agent?

As I begin the process of locating and buying my first home, my mind is loaded with questions. This week, I’m answering the five biggest

The Wealthy Barber: Planning For The Future

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber, a uniquely-written personal finance guide that has found its way onto

01.16.07

Crisis Management: When A Disaster Causes Your Expenses To Exceed Your Income

Every once in a while, life will deal us a disaster: someone dies, the primary household income disappears, or a major benefactor stops paying for

01.16.07

The Treasury Note Retirement Plan

A few weeks ago, I wrote an overview of what treasury notes, bonds, and bills are and how they work. In the discussion, I dropped

01.16.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 16: Evaluating Your Expenses – Home and Auto Insurance

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

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