10.06.07

How Can A Frugal Person Buy Expensive Items? A Deeper Look At Frugality

One of my more faithful readers sent me the following request: perhaps one day you could post a simple definition of what living frugal is.

Your Money or Your Life: Step 1 – Making Peace With The Past

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

How To Handle It When Life Kicks You In The Teeth

Eventually, it happens to everyone. Something unexpected and disastrous happens, leaving us with a giant medical bill or some other enormous expense. Maybe you wake

Review: Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People

After being decidedly unimpressed with Quinn’s first book Making the Most of Your Money (mostly, I felt like it was bloated and overly detailed, meaning

Your Money or Your Life: The Beginning of a New Road Map for Money

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

10.04.07

How To Minimize The Cost (And Maximize The Benefit) Of Eating Out For Business

I’m a pretty avid follower of the “brown bag club” – I take my own lunch to work very regularly and have some soup at

Your Money or Your Life: Prosperity and the Planet

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

10.03.07

Frugality Campaigning: How To Support Your Favorite Candidate Or Cause With Frugal Living

Please note that I am not endorsing or supporting any candidate or cause with this post. I use a few examples in here, but the

Five Lessons My Friend’s Passing Taught Me

As I mentioned in yesterday’s morning roundup, a close friend of mine passed away over the weekend. I rushed back to my hometown area and

Your Money or Your Life: The Money Trap

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

Thirteen Ways To Reduce Financial “Bad Luck”

I have a close relative who is always complaining about how he’s broke because of various elements of bad luck. His car’s broken down, his

The One Hour Project: Thirty Ways To Use One Hour To Improve Your Finances – And Open The Door To More Riches

Over the last month, I’ve posted a series of “One Hour Projects” – posts intended to describe a task that will take one hour that

Your Money or Your Life: Prologue

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

Material Rewards For Meeting Milestones?

I’m a very strong believer in setting personal marks of success for yourself, something that I’ve used both before and after my financial turnaround. Setting

10.01.07

September 2007 Review – Assets +1.72%, Debts -0.29%

Once again, it’s time for a monthly review of my finances. I generally break things down by evaluating my assets and my debts (which together

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