Personal Finance and the Bucket List

A while back, I watched part of the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie The Bucket List. In it (if you didn’t already know), the two main

Reader Mailbag #23

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 Seven Minute Difference

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about

A Frugal Guide to the Iowa State Fair (or Any Similar County or State Fair)

One annual end-of-summer tradition in our household is attending the Iowa State Fair, held in Des Moines each year in mid-August. It’s something we look

08.09.08

The Gift Card Dilemma(s)

A few days ago, on the very day I pledged to reduce my personal book buying budget to $0 for the coming year, a little

Learning About Money “The Hard Way”

Quite often, I get emails from readers who lament all of the mistakes they’ve made along the way, as though they’re symbols that they’ve somehow

Review: Make Money, Not Excuses

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. A reader who I’ll call Annie recently told me over IM that she

08.07.08

The Status Quo Bias and Switching Jobs or Careers

After my article a few weeks ago on how the status quo bias costs you money, a reader I’ll call Jeff made a very astute

08.07.08

Balancing Personal Principles and the Bottom Dollar: The Cost of Healthier Food Choices

If you’ve been reading The Simple Dollar carefully over the last few months, you’ve probably realized that my wife and I have spent some serious

The Frugal Introvert: Fifty Ways to Have Fun By Yourself on the Cheap

After my recent popular post on 100 ways to spend a money free weekend, I received a most interesting comment from a Lifehacker reader named

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Major Cold Edition

I’ve had some form of a cold for fifteen straight days now. I’ve considered going to the doctor a few times, but I really think

08.05.08

Is College Really Necessary For All High School Graduates?

One of the biggest assumptions I read about in books and articles about financial planning for your children is the outright assumption that your child

My Material Weakness – And My Battle to Overcome It

Every once in a while, I’ll go through a short phase where I become obsessive about books, particularly ones not found at my local library.

Reader Mailbag #22

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: Zen to Done

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest. Over the past few months, several readers have written

Looking at Debt Repayment as an Investment

Quite often on The Simple Dollar, I’ll mention the advantages of getting your debt paid down. For most debts, paying them down is the best

08.02.08

Dollars and Sense When Life Hits You Hard

Not too long ago, a friend of mine lost one of his parents very suddenly. It just came out of nowhere and it felt like

08.01.08

The Things That Make You Feel Good – And What That Has To Do With Your Money

Just try this little experiment tomorrow. From the very start of the day, keep a little notepad with you and jot down everything that makes

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons