Love, Marriage, and Money: Should a Couple Combine Their Finances?

My wife and I have been married for nearly four years, and we dated for six years before that, so it came as a surprise

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing: Overview

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

Ten Books That Changed My Life #7: The Conscience of a Conservative

The Conscience of a Conservative Barry Goldwater Changed my life in October 2000 I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is


What You Need To Know About Farmer’s Markets – And Ten Tips For Maximizing Your Money There

Spring is coming and that means that soon the farmer’s markets in my area will be kicking into high gear again. Let’s make it clear

Are You Frugal? Are You A Tech Geek? Make Magazine Is Right Up Your Alley

Today, my wife and I spent an hour at a bookstore waiting to meet some acquaintances. As I usually do, I browsed the magazine rack


Transition From Car Loans To Paying Cash For a Car

Continuing the conversation with my readers on the auto insurance issue, in which I recommend switching to liability insurance once your car’s value gets low,


Seven Reasons To Quit Your Job … And Seven Things To Do To Prepare For The Switch

Recently, I stumbled across a fantastic article entitled 7 Reasons To Quit Your Job, which outlines some great reasons to take the plunge, quit your


Twenty Free Ways To Please Your Lover (In A Family Friendly Way)

Many people file away romance as something that really only needs to happen around Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, or identify it with something expensive,


The Simple Dollar Talks Nutrition

Let me start out right off the bat by saying that I am far from a nutrition expert, but I felt it important that I


Should I Switch to Liability Car Insurance?

Yesterday, I posted a nice story about an individual who saved a great deal of money by reading his auto insurance policy. I posted the


Five Minute Finances #9: Make a Sandwich (or Something Else)

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


Why Johnny Can Read

Earlier this week, I read an article that really made me reconsider my tentative decision to send my child to private school. More Parents Uproot


The Art of the Slow Cooker

For busy professionals who want the frugality and quality of home-cooked food, the slow cooker can be a true lifesaver. However, most of the cookbooks

Not Quite Money: Five Nutshell Reviews Of Interesting Books That Can Be Applied To Personal Finance

Lately, I’ve been listening to a number of business books on my morning and evening commutes and also on some weekend trips. These books aren’t

Ideas For The Simple Dollar: Which Ones Interest You?

Lately, I’ve been musing over some future directions for The Simple Dollar: what sorts of things might be interesting to my readers? I’ve made a

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