Frugal and Prepared: Emergency Supplies

With the recent earthquake in California and the oncoming winter here in Iowa, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss how to properly prepare

Avoiding Boredom During A Financial Turnaround

One strong undercurrent of sentiment among commenters on this blog is that living a financially sensible lifestyle – spending far less than you earn, investing,

Some Thoughts on the Inaugural Simple Dollar Book Club

Now that the inaugural edition of The Simple Dollar book club is over, it’s time to sit back and look at what was good about

Your Money or Your Life: Final Reflections

This is the thirtieth and final part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? Your

The Ten Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Money and Life In The Last Year

A year ago today, The Simple Dollar began. At that time, I had figured out that I needed to always spend less than I make,

My 25 Favorite Simple Dollar Articles

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launching of The Simple Dollar, I went through the archives and picked out my twenty five favorite

Your Money or Your Life: Additional Resources

This is the twenty-ninth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? The book closes

10.29.07

Writing A Resume That Will Get The Right Attention

Over the last month, I’ve helped three different readers polish their resumes as they look to make a major career shift. In each case, I

The Eternal Question: Am I Doing The Right Thing?

About four or five times a week, a reader will send me a very extensive explanation of what they’re doing financially and simply ask me

Review: Stumbling on Happiness

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. One of the most profound challenges in my life – and in

Your Money or Your Life: Cushions Make For Softer Landings

This is the twenty-eighth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? Finally – the

10.28.07

Eight Frugal Ways To Face An Iowa Winter

The northern Midwest often faces some very rough winters, often including periods of many days with temperatures below zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius). Since I’m about

Your Money or Your Life: Three Pillars of Financial Independence

This is the twenty-seventh part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? According to Your

10.27.07

Preserving The Things That Money Can’t Buy

A few days ago, I bought an external hard drive and started the process of archiving a lot of items that basically would be irreplaceable.

Your Money or Your Life: Now That You’ve Got It, What Are You Going To Do With It?

This is the twenty-sixth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? A lot of

Making It Up As I Go Along

A couple days ago, a reader named Matt left the following comment on a post about debt freedom versus investing: I’m starting to think that

Review: Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money is as much a book about psychology as it is a book about personal finance. This book takes the interesting step of

Your Money or Your Life: The Freedom to Choose What You Do and Do What You Choose

This is the twenty-fifth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? When I read

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