02.14.07

The Art of the Thank You Note

One art form that seems to have fallen by the wayside for many people is that of the handwritten thank-you note. A thank-you note is

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Other Investing Advice

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Three Steps To Buying A Stock

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its

02.12.07

The Three Rs Meet Your Stomach And Your Wallet: How To Save Significant Cash And Waste Less On Simple Homemade Meals

One of the biggest complaints I often hear from people who are thinking about cooking at home is that at first glance, it does seem

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Overview

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its

Review: Generation Debt

My interest in Generation Debt comes from the fruits of a series of lengthy discussions I’ve had with my in-laws as well as the parents

The Land Of Opportunity

Recently, I’ve had some splendid conversations with a number of people from all over the world who are thinking about coming to the United States

10 Lessons The Simple Dollar (And Its Readers) Has Taught Me

When I started this blog, I made a deep commitment to myself that this was going to be the linchpin for building my understanding of

02.09.07

When Frugal Ideas Clash: Quality Consumer Goods Are Worth The Price

Every regular reader of this site knows I can be one cheap person. Just earlier today, for instance, I advocated making your own shampoo and

02.09.07

8 Ways To Replace Common Consumer Products On The Cheap

If you keep even a remotely well-stocked kitchen, you’ve got everything you need to cut down on your spending on all sorts of consumer goods.

Generation Debt: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Generation Debt, a book that proposes to show why today is a terrible time to be

02.08.07

Borrowing Against A Retirement Plan To Make A 20% Down Payment

My wife and I are currently contemplating an interesting question: should we borrow against our retirement plans in order to make a 20% down payment

What Is “The Fed,” What Do They Have To Do With My Money, And Why Should I Care?

Whenever my wife hears mention of the Federal Reserve on television or the radio, her eyes glaze over and she quickly looks for another station

Why Store Credit Cards Are A Bad Deal

I used to have a big pile of in-store credit cards for various chain stores. I would go into a store ready to make a

Watching Someone Else Find Their Way Through Debt

One of the best parts of writing a site like The Simple Dollar is that you get the opportunity to find out what problems others

Generation Debt: What Can Be Done?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at Generation Debt, a book that proposes to show why today is a terrible time to be

02.07.07

How DRM Directly Costs You Money And Time – And Why Every Consumer Should Care

The debate over digital rights management has been burning wildly in the past few years as large media companies attempt to find ways to distribute

Buying Things Lets Me Forget Who I Am For A While

As I was driving around last night, I was listening to a story on National Public Radio in which an immigrant female who was ashamed

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