Review: Oblivious Investing

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The second I picked up Oblivious Investing by Mike Piper, I was immediately reminded

05.31.09

Amazon’s 25 Software Bestsellers – And Their Free Equivalents

A few days ago, I was browsing through Amazon’s software category when I stumbled upon the

Hidden Lessons from “Getting Things Done”

A few years ago, I first read David Allen’s seminal book on time management, Getting Things Done (here’s the skinny on what it’s all about).

The Simple Dollar Time Machine – May 30, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is

Sending Money Quickly: The Pros and Cons of Various Methods

Your brother is stuck in a small town a few states away. His wallet was stolen and he’s without a vehicle. “Help!” he cries! He

05.29.09

The Art of the Marinade: Making Inexpensive Foods Dazzlingly Tasty for Pennies

Whenever I see great deals on free range chicken or beef, I stock up without hesitation, filling our freezer with pounds of roast, tenderloins, chicken

The Paradox of Thrift

Two years ago (in those economic halcyon days before the so-called “Great Recession”), I wrote a short article entitled Is Not Spending Money Bad for

05.28.09

How to Get a High-Paying, High-Integrity Job

One of my favorite sections in what is undoubtedly my favorite personal finance book, Your Money or Your Life, discusses the process one can go

05.27.09

Grocery Shopping 101

One common trap with buying in bulk is the fact that on some products, the higher volume version often has a higher cost per unit

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Slight Redesigns Edition

Over the last week, I’ve been rolling out little changes to The Simple Dollar, mostly in an effort to make the site useable, and more

05.26.09

Six Healthy, Inexpensive, and Quick Summer Meals

My kitchen is often a laboratory around dinner time. I’m constantly striving to prepare a tasty meal for my family with healthy ingredients as quickly

Preparing Your Information for Disaster

My grandmother passed away a month ago and, frankly, I’m still reeling from it in some ways. She was a daily part of my life

What’s Next After Retirement Savings?

Quite often, financially intelligent young professionals get out of school, start in the professional world, and actually stick quite strongly to the “spend less than

Reader Mailbag #64

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: Craft Inc.

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or entrepreneurship book. Discover your passions and make a living from it. It’s

05.24.09

13 Great Places to Trade Stuff Online

All of us have things we don’t want and, at the same time, want or need other things. Usually, the transition between the two requires

05.23.09

How to Organize a “Working Party”

Eventually, every homeowner finds a sizable home improvement project that they’d like to tackle. Perhaps the project is rebuilding a deck. Maybe it involves putting

The Simple Dollar Time Machine – May 23, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so I’m starting

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