09.30.08

Low Monthly Car Payments? Look at The Long Term

One of my friends bought a 2008 Cadillac CTS about a month ago. In order to pay for the $32,000 in debt he incurred, he

09.30.08

How to Find and Utilize a Mentor

Almost a year ago, in an article entitled Building a Foundation: Ten Things To Do First If You’re Looking At Starting Your Own Business, I

I Just Don’t Care About My Finances

It wasn’t all that long ago that I simply didn’t care about my money. It wasn’t something to think about or plan with – it

Reader Mailbag #30

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: Do It Tomorrow

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book on personal productivity, personal development, or entrepreneurship – books not directly related to personal finance, but

09.28.08

Thoughts on Children and Rewards for Normal Behavior

A few days ago, I took my son to get a haircut (mostly because he got a piece of gum in his hair in the

09.27.08

A Visual Guide to Saving Money with a Baby

I hear from a lot of expectant parents and parents of newborns who ask lots of interesting questions about what we actually do to save

Personal Energy and Frugality

Whenever I write about how I organize my life, I usually get several comments and emails from individuals who lament their lack of energy. “I

09.26.08

Looking at Your Career as an Investment

Last night, I was leafing through the September 22 issue of BusinessWeek (one of the handful of magazines I subscribe to – a great read)

How To Get Out of Debt and Stay That Way!

“Max” is a friend of mine (I don’t like to “out” friends on this site, so I’m being pretty careful about what I say here

Surviving a Natural Disaster

As I’ve mentioned before, my hometown was flooded during the Mississippi River Flood of 1993. It was a painful yet formative experience, as it showed

The Twelve Biggest Personal Finance Mistakes People Make Over and Over Again

As I’ve mentioned before, I get tons of email from people describing the personal finance problems in their lives, commenting critically on things I’ve written,

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Gifted Children Edition

Recently, I’ve been puzzling over how exactly to feel about the progression of a child I met several years ago. When this boy was about

09.23.08

Managing the Natural Ups and Downs of Your Workweek

Ever since my college days, my typical week has followed the same general pattern. On Mondays, I simply have a hard time coming up with

Addressing Financial Worries in a Healthy Fashion

Most people have some degree of financial concern in their lives. How will I pay the bills? What will happen if I’m suddenly injured and

Reader Mailbag #29

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 Little Book That Saves Your Assets

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve been a pretty big fan of the “Little Books, Big Profits” series published

Why Many “Alternative Income” Ideas Aren’t Worth It

Quite often, I’ll get excited requests from readers who have stumbled upon some great idea for alternative income and want me to write about it.

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