Build a Strong Social Network in Your Area

Lately, several readers have expressed concerns in several different ways revolving the idea of “family” – or of a very close set of friends and

Born to Buy: Nickelodeon and the Anti-Adult Bias

This is the fifth discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which focuses on consumerism issues and young children.

8 Questions About the Current State of the Economy

Over the last few months as the subprime lending situation has grown increasingly worrisome, a lot of people have written to me asking some very

04.09.08

Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: A Detailed Visual Guide

About a year ago, I posted a general description of how to make your own laundry detergent that proved quite popular. That article basically described

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Singing Out Loud Edition

When I sit here writing, I usually have music cranked up pretty loud (often it’s Aimee Mann, as I’ve mentioned before). I have a big

Born to Buy: From Tony the Tiger to Slime Time Live

This is the fourth discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which focuses on consumerism issues and young children.

04.07.08

The Value of Personal Trust

A really good discussion about personal trust and honesty developed out of the most recent reader mailbag that I thought was worth discussing on its

Reader Mailbag #5

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

Born to Buy: Playing Less and Shopping More

This is the third discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which focuses on consumerism issues and young children.

Ten Killer Tactics for Developing a New Skill

In our everyday lives, it’s very easy to become complacent and content with our current skills and abilities. We have busy lives and often have

04.05.08

Experiments in Disposable Diapering

A few weeks ago, I posted an article written by Carrie, a close friend of my wife who has been using cloth diapers for her

Personal Finance 101: Comparing Debts and Developing a Debt Repayment Plan

Steps to Help You Get Out of Debt A reader wrote in recently: I have kind of a weird situation with our 2 credit cards,

04.04.08

Amazon Grocery vs. the Local Supermarket

Recently, I made an offhand mention that I’m a user of Amazon Grocery and this intrigued several commenters, so I thought I’d walk through the

Born to Buy: The Changing World of Children’s Consumption

This is the second discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which focuses on consumerism issues and young children.

The First Money Talk with Your Partner

At some point, as a relationship grows and becomes more serious between two people, questions begin to arise about long-term plans, particularly as it begins

04.02.08

Daycare: Responsibilities in Balance

One of the most controversial subjects that I often touch upon is that of daycare. Some people are adamantly opposed to even suggesting the topic,

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Seth Godin Edition

Usually, I focus in on personal finance and personal development bloggers in my roundups, but today I wanted to highlight a blog that has consistently

Born to Buy: Introduction

This is the first discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which focuses on consumerism issues and young children.

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