Is A Roommate Worth The Financial Benefit?

A new graduate is wondering about the financial benefits of having a roommate – are they worth the drawbacks? I’m finally at a place where


Five Financial Moves I Made Within Three Days Of The Birth Of My Daughter

Even while my daughter was still in the hospital, I was already doing lots of little things to prepare for her future. I found that,

The One Hour Project: Clean Out Your Media Collection

Most of my friends have huge shelves full of DVDs and CDs that they rarely listen to or look at. Not long ago, I suffered

Taking The Leap Into Entrepreneurship: Where Is That Financial Safety Net?

I’m a big advocate of entrepreneurship and I truly admire people who take the plunge. Here’s a question from a brave reader who went forward

The One Hour Project: Reduce The Interest Rate On Your Credit Cards

This is something that’s well worth doing if you have consistently carried a credit card balance in the past and have never requested a rate



As I write this, I’m sitting in the hospital waiting for the arrival of my daughter. When you read this, she may have already arrived.


When Should You Trade In Your Car? Don’t Listen To What Others Say – Run The Numbers Yourself

A reader writes in describing a debate she’s having with her husband: I’m not sure but someplace on your site I think I saw something

Review: The 8th Habit

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. Since I started this review series, I’ve reviewed two books by Stephen


The One Hour Project: Basic Car Maintenance

A few very simple auto maintenance tasks that anyone can do can end up saving a lot of money over time by improving the gas


August 2007 Review – Assets +1.46%, Debts -0.16%

After the big move that dominated June and July’s financial situation, it’s back to a monthly review of my finances. I generally break things down

The One Hour Project: Take A Trip To The Library

I’m going to start off the month by suggesting that you check out a book from the library. Not just any book, mind you, but

The One Hour Project: One Hour Makes All The Difference

Many people think that things that can put them ahead financially involve a lot of work. “I have to make big changes to my lifestyle,”