06.30.08

A Clever Trick for Automatically Finding Deals You Want at Amazon

Lately, I’ve been working on my Christmas shopping list, trying to get (way) ahead of the curve. I have a lot of great ideas in

Reader Mailbag #17

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: The Renaissance Soul

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest. When I was in college, I switched majors three

06.29.08

Tips On How to Live a Frugal Life

As soon as people hear the word frugality, they often respond by saying “I don’t have time for that!” The perception is out there that

Finding Inspiration for Financial Change

A while back, I wrote in detail about the longest night of my life, the night when I realized that I needed to change my

My Book Writing Journey

A couple of days ago, I finished my first book and turned it in to my publisher. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it

Review: Green with Envy

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. They’ve got vacation homes, backyard swimming pools, and three car garages. That’s what

How to Maximize the Value of a Doctor’s Visit

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like going to the doctor. I had a few terrible experiences with who I still call

06.26.08

You Can’t Buy Love

About two weeks ago, I did something incredibly stupid. Without even really thinking about it, I let my wife down. I made one of those

Starting a Natural Collection

My wife and I are both natural collectors. As a young boy, I carefully collected thousands of baseball cards, spending my allowance each week on

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Book Crunch Time Edition

This week, I’m currently in the middle of crunch time for my book, with a strong deadline of July 1 to turn in a strong

What Individual Stocks Would I Invest In for the Long Haul?

In the reader mailbag yesterday, I alluded to the idea that I would only buy individual stocks from companies that I was strongly familiar with

06.23.08

The Economics of Children’s Birthday Parties

Recently, a young child that lives nearby (age six or so) had a large birthday party at his home for all the children on the

Reader Mailbag #16

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: Ready, Fire, Aim

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest. One topic that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage on

Giving Now Versus Giving Later: The Gospel of Wealth Versus Everyday Charity

We only have a limited amount of time on this wonderful Earth, and there are almost countless people around the globe who have far fewer

Addiction and Personal Finance

I’ve watched one of my childhood heroes throw his life away to a methamphetamine addiction. I remember him surging with vitality, going to school full

Finding Passive Income Sources for the Future: Four Potential Avenues I’m Evaluating

Lately, I’ve been looking at sources of passive income in order to bolster (and hopefully eventually replace) my current income. It is a fond dream

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons