Month: May 2014

Spending Your Discretionary Money on Things that Rise in Value

Most of us spend our extra money on things that depreciate quickly in value. We go out for dinner. We buy cars. We buy gadgets. We buy books and CDs and DVDs. All of these things depreciate in value pretty quickly. We eat dinner out – the food’s gone and it’s often not particularly memorable. …

Categories: Getting Started

Some Thoughts on Scalable Careers, Your Job, and “Side Hustles”

Recently, a friend suggested to me that there are two distinct types of careers – and it left me thinking quite a bit about my own career choices. First, there are stable careers. You’re an hourly employee or a salaried employee with small bonuses (or none). You work hard to try to get ahead, but …

Categories: Careers

Reader Mailbag #65

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 topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. As usual, we’ll start things off with …

Categories: Reader Mailbag