The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Buy or Don’t Buy?

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

03.15.07

How To Start A Simple Garden – Even In An Apartment

There are few things more enjoyable for a frugal person than to eat food you’ve grown yourself, picked, and brought almost straight to the table.

03.15.07

The Checkbook Confessional: My Five Worst Financial Moves So Far In 2007

This year (so far) has been a strong one financially for me, but I still make some moves that are of questionable financial nature. In

03.15.07

Want To Maximize Your Career? Here Are The Ten People You Need To Know At Work

When you walk into a new job for the first time, it’s often not clear what the culture of the organization is or what exactly

03.15.07

How To Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent – And Save Big Money

I’ve been experimenting with making lots of cleaning supplies at home, but this one is by far the craziest – and the most successful. Basically,

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 17 – 23

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

03.14.07

Training Your Mind: Ten Personal Finance Mental Exercises You Can Do Anytime

One major part of being financially responsible is to have the proper mindset, and to build the proper mindset can often be quite challenging. Just

03.14.07

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 14 Ways To Reuse Your Trash

One of the best resources you have for saving money and at the same time saving the environment is in your trash can. That’s right,

03.14.07

Five Minute Finances #11: Open All Your Vents In The Winter

Five Minute Finances is a series of tips on how you can save significant money or reorganize your financial life in just five minutes. These

03.14.07

I’m Debt Free & I Have An Emergency Fund – What Now?

I spoke on IM with an individual a few days ago who has a six month emergency fund (actually post-tax; it is equal to half

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 9 – 16

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

03.13.07

Eight Baby Items We Bought That Weren’t Worth The Money

Yes, the rumors are true: there is another addition to The Simple Dollar family coming in September. On that note, my wife and I were

Nine Financial Reasons For Getting Involved In Your Local Community

Over the last few years (especially since reading The Conscience of a Conservative), I’ve slowly been getting more and more involved in local community events,

Why You Should Calculate Your Net Worth

In today’s review of the first eight chapters of The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, I mention the importance of calculating your own net worth, and

03.13.07

Buy In Bulk & Earn Incredible Returns

I’m a big believer of buying in bulk simply because of the savings you can earn on a bulk purchase. For example, let’s say that

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Chapters 1 – 8

As an investor with Vanguard and an occasional visitor to the Vanguard Diehards forum, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

Personal Finance 101: Is Debt Bad?

Recently, I received a lengthy email from a reader who had a ton of basic personal finance questions contained within. I thought it might be

03.12.07

Five Minute Finances #10: Buy Some Clothespins And A Rope

Five Minute Finances is a series of tips on how you can save significant money or reorganize your financial life in just five minutes. These

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