Is Jim Cramer a Positive or a Negative Influence?

Yesterday morning, I wrote a fairly controversial article where I described individual stock investing as akin to gambling for the average investor. The impetus for

Reader Mailbag #4

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

Review: Find More Time

Most Sundays, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. A reader wrote to me a while back happily extolling the virtues

Is Investing in Individual Stocks Merely Gambling?

I have a lot of fun following individual stocks in my spare time. I keep tabs on a small handful of companies that I have

03.29.08

Does It Make Financial Sense to Consider Moving?

My recent career change means that I now have the freedom to write from wherever I happen to be. Similarly, my wife can pretty easily

The Connections Between Mental, Physical, and Financial Clutter

This post is a guest post by Erin Doland. Erin is the chief editor and writer of one of my favorite blogs, Unclutterer, and a

Review: You’re Broke Because You Want To Be

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Blunt. That one word sums up this entire book – in fact, it sums up

03.27.08

An Ode to the Inexpensive Bean

I’ve become convinced lately that the most cost-efficient food in our kitchen is beans, and it’s a food that people often overlook. Beans are loaded

03.27.08

Early Reflections on a Career Change

Friday, March 14 was my final day at my old job. I packed up my desk, said my goodbyes, and walked out the door into

Financial Information and the Middle Class

In my morning roundup today, I made an offhand reference to a comment from Hayden Tompkins about passive income: I think passive income, like most

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Announcements Edition

Announcement #1 I’ve decided to give the “book club” another whirl with a book that I think could provoke a ton of discussion: Born to

Cosmetic Surgery as Investment

Recently, I received an email from a reader – let’s call her Denise. Here’s her story (edited slightly to remove a few personal details): Here’s

The Little Books Series: Which Ones Are Worthwhile Reads?

Over the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to review all five entries in the Little Book investment series. For those unaware, the Little

Is Success a Choice?

Quite often, when I talk about opportunities to succeed on The Simple Dollar, I am accused of forgetting people who can’t help themselves – truly

Reader Mailbag #3

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

Review: Predictably Irrational

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. I find that time and time again, my greatest opponent when trying

03.23.08

Some Notes on SmartyPig

First of all, a disclaimer: while I’m not directly involved with SmartyPig, I did speak with the development team in detail during the development process

03.22.08

Taking Control of Your Own Destiny at Work

One of the biggest fears I had during my time as a “9 to 5” office employee was the level of uncertainty. I was never

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