Whenever I mention the grocery stores where I tend to shop, someone always asks me about Aldi. I tend to usually avoid that question because
Yesterday, I was talking to a close friend about what sort of technological device would actually make our lives easier. I took a look at
All the time, I get requests from readers asking me for recommendations of financial products. What bank should I use? Where should I put my
Over the last few months, I’ve been documenting in depth the various mechanical problems that my truck has been facing and how it’s affecting our
Yesterday, I was reading a largely spot-on article over at Steve Pavlina’s blog with the rather New Age-y title How to Raise Your Financial Vibration.
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
Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I picked this one up at the library because of the title – The
After six years of dating followed by five years of marriage, my wife and I finally decided to merge our finances together into the same
Amanda writes: After taking a serious re-evaluation of my life over the last year, I finally realized what I should be doing with it. I
On page 52 of his book Debt Is Slavery, Michael Mihalik makes a point that has been running through my head for several days. Be
Whenever I leaf through a personal finance “workbook,” I usually wind up getting frustrated. Such workbooks provide “example budgets” and “recommended percentages” that completely miss
Let me tell you a pair of stories about opportunity. When I was fifteen years old, I had a long heart-to-heart discussion with my parents.
Liz writes in with an interesting question: wonder if you have weighed the pros and cons of switching to pellet/wood stoves for heat this winter?
One of the most frequent “quick money” tips I see bandied about is plasma donation. Go to a plasma donation center, complete a questionnaire, get
A few days ago, my truck acted up yet again, with the truck chugging badly before shifting gears (with the chugs vanishing quickly after the
Yesterday, I had a long IM conversation with a reader (that I’ll call Joel) who was asking for advice on how to invest some extra
Virtually every time I accomplish something significant in my life, it’s been guided by two separate forces, one pushing from behind and one pulling me
In my recent article about having a weekly cheap supper night, I made the following fairly innocuous statement: I looked into this question for my