Month: May 2014

The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Baby Week Tuesday Edition

With the very recent birth of my daughter, I won’t be around too much this week, so I prepared some morning roundups in advance that list some of my personal favorite articles from various other personal finance sites. Each day, I’ll feature four of them. Enjoy! Top 5 Hacks For Intelligent Investors I’ve actually done …

Categories: Books and Reading

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 reduction. It takes a bit of time (about an hour for a small pile of cards), but it can really save you some serious money in the long run. It’s …

Waiting

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. My wife is in the early stages of labor and is resting, so I’m sitting here typing away, my mind full of all sorts of thoughts on the subject of …

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 about how often to trade in your old car. Our SUV is a 2005 with 55,000 miles on it. My husband says its time to trade it in. He says …

Categories: Automobile

The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Baby Week Monday Edition

With the impending birth of my daughter (which may actually have happened as you read this), I won’t be around too much this week, so I prepared some morning roundups in advance that list some of my personal favorite articles from various other personal finance sites. Each day, I’ll feature four of them. Enjoy! Why …

Categories: Books and Reading

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 Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (which I enjoyed, but wasn’t blown away by) and First Things First (which I really enjoyed and found very applicable to my …

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 mileage of your automobile. You should be able to run through this checklist in about an hour and improve the efficiency of your car by quite a bit. I also …

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 by evaluating my assets and my debts (which together make up my net worth), and then using these numbers, I attempt to set goals for the coming month. This is …

Categories: Money

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 one of the really worthwhile books on personal finance. Check it out, put it on your nightstand, and read a page or two each night before you drift off to …

Categories: Books and Reading

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,” they say, or they believe they have to give up all the things in life that they enjoy, or they’re going to have to start working a lot more than …

Categories: Books and Reading

Consumer Reports – October 2007

Consumer Reports has asked me to eliminate the content of my summaries and any other references to the content of Consumer Reports. I have complied.

Categories: Uncategorized