Your Money or Your Life: 101 Sure Ways To Save Money (Part Two)

This is the eighteenth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? Today, let’s look

10.18.07

Increasing Your 401(k) Contributions: Benefits and Drawbacks

Lately, I’ve had a lot of fun playing with this 401(k) contribution calculator. Ever wondered what sort of impact changing your 401(k) contribution would have?

10.18.07

Five Reasons Why Having A Child Isn’t As Expensive As You Might Think

In the last week, I’ve received four emails from nearly-panicked people who have recently discovered they’re pregnant, crunched the numbers, and thought “MY GOD WE

Your Money or Your Life: 101 Sure Ways To Save Money (Part One)

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

10.17.07

Stumbling on the Simple Things

When I write on The Simple Dollar, I often write about tips and techniques that I’ve found useful for saving and investing money. I’ll talk

10.17.07

Thinking About College After High School? Four Points of Advice That You Probably Won’t Hear From Your Guidance Counselor

When I think back to my high school years, I realize that I didn’t have the faintest idea of what I wanted to do with

Your Money or Your Life: Ten Sure Ways To Save Money

This is the sixteenth part of The Simple Dollar Book Club reading of Your Money or Your Life. Want to know more? Let’s move through

The Feeling You Get From A Coca-Cola Classic: How Advertising Tickles Your Wallet – And Five Ways To Fight It

Whenever I hear that phrase the feeling you get from a Coca-Cola Classic, my tongue tingles a bit and I can’t help but think, “Man,

10.16.07

Adventures in Frugality

The weekend after next, we are expecting eleven houseguests who will be staying for varying periods of time ranging from two days to seven days.

Your Money or Your Life: The American Dream – On A Shoestring

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

10.15.07

Some Notes on the Environment

This post was written for Blog Action Day, in which a group of bloggers are all posting on environmental topics on the same day. I’ve

Building A Personal Productivity And Development Library: What’s Essential, What Isn’t

Over the last twenty five Sundays, I’ve written lengthy reviews of 25 personal productivity and personal development books, enough to clearly be able to start

Review: The 80/20 Principle

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. The title of this interesting book refers to the Pareto principle, which

Your Money or Your Life: Getting Your Finances Out In The Open

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

10.14.07

Children’s Gifts: Don’t Spend A Lot On What They Don’t Want

Over my son’s life, he’s received numerous gifts from his parents (my wife and I), his grandparents, and his aunts and uncles. We actually have

Your Money or Your Life: Seeing Progress

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

10.13.07

Dealing With Professional Exhaustion In A Financially Sensible Way

Sometime in the last month, one of my friends quit his job as an actuary for a large insurance company. He’s single, has a Ph.

10 Simple Ways to Beat Impulse Buying

About once a month as a Friday “bonus” post, I’m featuring an original article written by one of my favorite bloggers. This guest article was

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