A Deeper Look At Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps To Financial Freedom – And How They Apply To Us

In a recent discussion about why I’m looking at paying off debt in the short term over investing, a reader mentioned Dave Ramsey’s book The

Your Money or Your Life: The Power of Working for a Finite Period of Time

This is the twenty-fourth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? So, what exactly

The Pump and Dump Stocks Email Scam Explained

A reader wrote to me recently asking about the proliferation of spam emails concerning individual stocks: I often get two or three spam emails a

Why I Focus on Debt Freedom over Investing

Over the last few weeks, my wife and I have taken some serious looks at our overall financial state, our happiness with our current lifestyle,

Your Money or Your Life: The Crossover Point

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

10.23.07

Handling A Child’s Material Wants and Impulses

My son is starting to reach the stage where he’s strongly attracted to the toy section when we’re shopping. This has already created a few

Twelve Tactics For Defeating the Starbucks Habit

Shannon writes in with the following lament: Is there any advice you can give for giving up the Starbucks addiction? I’ve slowly been gaining control

Your Money or Your Life: Valuing Your Life Energy – Maximizing Income

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

10.22.07

What The First Issue of Money Magazine Taught Me

Since Money Magazine recently celebrated their 35th anniversary, I thought it might be useful to go back and look at the inaugural issue of Money

10.22.07

Developing a Financially Frugal Personal Health Plan

After partially implementing Volumetrics and seeing some success with it, I’ve made a realization that for my health to really kick into high gear, I

Review: Think and Grow Rich

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. With the exception of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, no single book has

Your Money or Your Life: The Stunning Implications of Redefining Work

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

My Five Greatest Financial Fears

Almost a year ago, I wrote five entries on my five biggest financial fears at the time. Here they are, one more time: My Biggest

Your Money or Your Life: For Love or Money

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

10.20.07

Organic Foods and Frugality

A few of my friends are big believers in buying organic produce. They basically won’t buy anything at all that’s not certified USDA Organic, and

Your Money or Your Life: Additional Thoughts On Cutting Spending

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

When Everyday Life Gets in the Way of Your Dreams

A reader wrote in with the following complaint: You write all the time about starting a side business and about chasing your dreams but it’s

Review: The Little Book That Makes You Rich

The Little Book That Makes You Rich is the fourth in a series of investment books that each strive to explain in layman’s terms a

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