01.16.07

5 Big Questions For First Time Home Buyers #2: What Does It Really Cost?

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: The Ten Percent Solution

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

01.15.07

What Do I Need To Retire? A Simple Way To Calculate Your Number

Quite often, I’ve been asked by my relatives how I have such confidence in my esitmation of what I’ll need to retire. I told them

Ten Ways To Avoid Financially Irresponsible Buying

In this modern era, we are surrounded by an almost infinite opportunities to spend money – and an almost infinite number of enticements to take

01.15.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 15: Coming In Under Budget And An Emergency Fund

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

01.15.07

5 Big Questions For First Time Home Buyers #1: How Do I Get Started?

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: Overview

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

01.14.07

The Money Savvy Pig and My Son’s Allowance

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to teach my son about money. I’ve looked at a lot of different resources that could teach

01.14.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 14: Get Rid Of Debts (Slowly But Surely)

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

01.14.07

Why Anything Other Than Term Insurance Is A Mistake

I recently had a heart-to-heart with my parents where I convinced them to cash in a whole life insurance policy that they bought for me

01.13.07

Mother Jones: This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord

I was reading the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine when I stumbled across an article entitled This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a

01.13.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 13: Pay For Your Dreams First

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

Are Personal Finance Blogs A Suitable Replacement For Financial Books And Magazines?

Here’s a loaded question that I was asked yesterday during an IM chat with a reader of The Simple Dollar. I gave a quick response

Review: The Number

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Lee Eisenberg’s The Number, a frank, well-written, and entertaining book that addresses the one number that

When Your Investment Income Covers Your Living Expenses

About a month and a half ago, I read Your Money or Your Life and found it to be a relevatory experience (check out my

01.12.07

31 Days To Fix Your Finances, Day 12: A Flexible “Budget” That Reflects Your Reality

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

It’s Not Just Another Raise: Turning That Cost Of Living Increase Into Your Dreams

At the start of 2007, many Americans received a welcome addition to their paycheck: a cost of living raise. This raise is a small percentage

The Number: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Lee Eisenberg’s The Number, a frank, well-written, and entertaining book that addresses the one number that

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