The Total Money Makeover: Finish the Emergency Fund

This is the seventh of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: About My Second Book Edition

Since I’ve been dropping little hints for a while now that I’m deeply engrossed in my second book, several folks have emailed and Twittered me

The Simple Dollar Podcast #8: My Top Personal Finance and Personal Development Book Picks

The eighth episode focuses on the ten personal finance and personal development books that made a difference during my personal, financial, and professional turnaround. Hopefully,

07.21.09

Over-Saving for Retirement?

Haruki writes in: I am putting 15% of my salary into my 401(k) which gets a 5% match from my employer. I also contribute the

07.20.09

Ten Unusual Ways to Improve Your Appearance of Confidence That Really Work

I’ve seen it over and over again: the person in the office with self-confidence is the one that gets the plum assignments. The promotions. The

Reader Mailbag #72

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 Adventures of Johnny Bunko

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a career, personal productivity, personal development, or entrepreneurship book of interest. Without really paying attention, I picked up

Should I Cancel a Credit Card That is Paid-Off?

You’ve finally paid off that credit card. It’s sitting there with no balance on it and you regret ever owning it. It’s got a high

The Simple Dollar Time Machine – July 18, 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

The Total Money Makeover: The Debt Snowball

This is the sixth of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on

07.17.09

How Low Can You Go? Cheesy Corkscrews with Crunchy Bacon Topping

In April and May, National Public Radio featured a series on inexpensive gourmet dishes entitled “How Low Can You Go?” Although many of the dishes

07.17.09

Rule #5: Talk About Money (and Be Honest).

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a

07.16.09

Frugality’s Sacred Cows

I define frugality as getting the maximum value for your dollar while living squarely within your means, which is a pretty reasonable definition. I wouldn’t

07.16.09

480 Ways to Make More Money Today

If you’re like a lot of Simple Dollar readers, you’re reading this article at the start of your work day (and if you’re not, imagine

The Total Money Makeover: Save $1,000 Fast

This is the fifth of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Old Connections Edition

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been surprised to find that several people that I used to know quite well in the past are quiet

The Simple Dollar Podcast #7: Lying About Money

The seventh episode focuses on lying to others – and to yourself – about money. I relate several personal stories about lying from my own

David Ortiz

“They pick me [to be tested for steroids] every time. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a big guy, or

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