The Value of Getting Organized

Now that my free time has increased exponentially (giving me the margin I so desperately needed), I came up with a list of personal projects

Review: The Little Book That Builds Wealth

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The Little Book That Builds Wealth is the fifth book in the Little Books series

A Peek At My Investment Portfolio

In the past, while planning out exactly how I was planning on investing, I discussed a number of different options that I was considering. In

The Workstation Debate: Making a Rational Purchase

As I embark on a career as a full-time writer, I’ve come to discover that I truly need some sort of workstation on which to

Rent Vs. Buy Myths That Ruined the Housing Market

Earlier today, I ran across an article at eFinanceDirectory entitled Rent vs. Buy Myths That Ruined the Housing Market. Amazingly, this article was being linked

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bracketology Edition

A lot of people out there are busily filling out NCAA tournament brackets for their (friendly) office pools. I’m pretty obsessive about college basketball and

About To Enter The Workplace For The First Time? Try The 50% Solution

“I’m about to leave college and enter the workforce. I don’t want to work forever, and I want my options to be open as much

Seven Steps to Finding What You’re Truly Passionate About

About a week ago, I wrote an article concerning ten ways to turn your passion into additional income. This post, of course, begged the obvious


Cloth Diapering: A Real-World Analysis

Several readers wanted a real-world analysis of the costs and benefits of cloth diapering. Luckily, my wife’s closest friend, Carrie, is cloth diapering her daughter

Reader Mailbag #2

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: Margin

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development or personal productivity book. About two months ago, I settled in to read Margin, a book


No Regrets

When I was young, I dreamed about a lot of things. I wanted to be a writer, writing things that genuinely changed people’s lives. I

Identity Theft and Family

A reader sent me this heartbreaking story that I feel I need to share with you all. I’m writing on behalf of a friend who

Deliberate Practice and Personal Finance

Over at the New York Times Freakonomics blog, Stephen Dubner wrote about the use of deliberate practice in driving oneself to become very good at

Review: Money Drunk, Money Sober

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or personal productivity book. I had to dig through some very old emails to make sure,


How Quitting My Job Saves Me $8,000 a Year

As my final day at my “real” job grows ever closer, I’ve started reflecting in detail on the numerous changes that are going to happen

The Credit Card Debt Holy Wars

One of the most frequent negative comments I get on The Simple Dollar relates to credit card usage. I often advocate using credit cards for

20 Valuable Personal Finance Questions to Ask Yourself

I recently read a very, very good personal finance book called Money Drunk, Money Sober (which I’ll review this Friday… oooh… the anticipation) where the