08.21.08

Cheap Supper Night

Right now, I’m reading the book Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy for future review. It’s a very solid book on frugality, but one concept from

The Best Personal Finance Book for You!

Over the last two years, I’ve reviewed almost 100 personal finance books on The Simple Dollar and read many more (most of which were so

08.20.08

Work-Life Balance: 14 Techniques for Improving It

The current issue of BusinessWeek features a big collection of articles on personal challenges in the workplace. I eagerly read their article about work-life balance

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Garden Update Edition

Several people have asked for an update on the status of our garden, so I thought I’d write a bit about it for all the

08.19.08

What Features Are Most Important For Your Primary Bank? My Thoughts and Recommendations

As most longtime readers know, I’m a very happy customer of ING Direct for both my primary checking account and my primary savings account. Before

08.19.08

The Frugal Whole Chicken (or, Waste Not, Want Not)

A few days ago, I was inspecting the whole chickens that were on sale at the local grocery store. The price was quite nice –

08.18.08

A Vacation Disaster and What to Do Next

Last week, I spent seven days in northern Wisconsin at a cabin on Shell Lake, owned by a friend of a friend. It was truly

Reader Mailbag #24

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: Six Thinking Hats

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest. One of the most interesting aspects of writing a

Debt Freedom: A Personal Finance Startegy

I hear from a lot of readers who avidly follow Dave Ramsey. Many of them have taken his Financial Peace course, some got on board

08.16.08

Avoiding Low Quality Generics While Still Saving Money

As a rule of thumb, I think it’s a good idea to try generic versions of products you already use, or, at the very least,

08.15.08

The Big Debate #5: Chasing the Dreams or Chasing the Money?

This week, The Simple Dollar is taking a deeper look at five common personal finance debates. A while back, I posted an article entitled How

Review: Young Bucks

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. Writing about kids and money is a fairly sticky topic. I’ve read several

The Big Debate #4: Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

This week, The Simple Dollar is taking a deeper look at five common personal finance debates. Once a day or so, I’ll get a long

How I Deal With My Financial Fears

Even though I write a lot about personal finance on here and elsewhere, I still have a lot of my own hang-ups about personal finance.

The Big Debate #3: Credit Cards or Debit Cards?

This week, The Simple Dollar is taking a deeper look at five common personal finance debates. Several people I know have made the active choice

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Wesabe Discussions Edition

I usually don’t talk about groups that directly sponsor The Simple Dollar, usually because I feel indifference about their product or because it’s new to

08.12.08

The Big Debate #2: Leasing, Buying New, or Buying Used?

This week, The Simple Dollar is taking a deeper look at five common personal finance debates. Going to the car dealership always feels like a

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