Reader Mailbag #10

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: The Invention of Modern Childhood

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

Sunday Conversation #4

This week, I’m interviewing a close friend of our family named Carrie. It was Carrie’s earlier guest post on cloth diapering that inspired us to

12 Tactics On How To Get Rid Of Debt

Almost every day, someone writes to me with intimate details about their debt situation. Some of them are pretty mild and can easily be taken

05.09.08

Making Your Own Homemade Oatmeal Packets: A Visual Guide and Cost Analysis

I love oatmeal. I eat it for breakfast probably five days a week. It’s a very healthy fuel to get your motor running for the

The Sucker Factor

Alan wrote in with an interesting situation: My problem is that I can’t say no to people. I am a sucker for girl scouts selling

Born to Buy: Decommercializing Childhood

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

Rinse and Repeat

One of the most frequent complaints I get from readers of The Simple Dollar is that I often repeat some of the basic tenets of

05.07.08

Who Do You Work For?

Yesterday, I made a feeble attempt to explain what I now do for a living to an eighty eight year old woman as we stood

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Best Money Saving Tips Edition

Last week, I tried a little experiment on Twitter: I asked all of the people following me on there a simple question: What’s your best

Born to Buy: Empowered or Seduced?

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

05.06.08

Personal Finance 101: The Basics of Estate Planning

A Tutorial on Estate Planning: What You Need to Do to Make Sure You’re Covered A few days ago, I made an offhand mention of

Taking a Deeper Look at Wants Versus Needs

Let’s start off with an interesting statement. I believe that many of the personal finance problems that people face are due to a confusion between

Reader Mailbag #9

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: Consumer Involvement as an Undermining Force

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

Sunday Conversation #3

Over the next few Sundays, I’m going to post a conversation I’ve had with a person I know who has made interesting financial choices in

Making and Maintaining a Master Information Document

About a year ago, I wrote a lengthy article about how to start a filing system, including information on what kind of filing cabinet to

05.02.08

Children’s Education and Personal Finance

Almost every time I read an article about funding your child’s education, it turns into a discussion about saving for college. Coverdell plans, 529 plans,

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons