9 Ways I Use Google Calendar For Bill Payment

Over the last year, I’ve been gradually moving away from a paper calendar (I used a Moleskine desk diary for it) to using Google Calendar

Reader Mailbag #71

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: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. If you’ve been reading The Simple Dollar for a while, you’ll know that I’m

07.12.09

How Much Is Your Time Worth? Thoughts on Speeding

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the costs and benefits of speeding. Is pushing the pedal a bit actually worth it? Or are you

The Simple Dollar Time Machine – July 11, 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: Two More Hurdles

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

07.10.09

How Low Can You Go? Dal, Chilean Style

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

Rule #4: Eliminate (and Avoid) High Interest Debt.

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

A Frugal Man and His Nintendo DS / DSi

I’m a video game fan, and I’ve been one since I was tiny. During my life, I’ve owned an Atari 2600, a Nintendo Entertainment System,

07.09.09

Rothe IRA vs. 401k: Taxes & The Future

One big point that I often bring up in favor of Roth IRAs is the fact that you’ve already paid your income taxes on it.

The Total Money Makeover: Money Myths – The (Non)Secrets of the Rich

This is the third 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: 1,100 Notes Edition

Over the last year, I’ve been jotting down individual notes and thoughts that I’m intending to include in my next book. Now that the time

The Simple Dollar Podcast #6: Games People Play

The sixth episode focuses on gaming, a surprisingly fun way to save money. Along the way, I highlight tons of my favorite games to play

Your Heart and Your Bottom Dollar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might be aware that two well-known fifty year old men passed away this past week. Michael Jackson

How I Use Evernote to Improve My Finances

Over the past several months, I’ve gradually come to use Evernote for all kinds of tasks, from managing my writing to jotting down grocery ideas

Reader Mailbag #70

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 New Global Student

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or other book of interest. The New Global Student by Maya Frost is

Tips for Making Money with Amazon Mechanical Turk

Over the last month, tons of readers have written to me asking me about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service. Can you actually earn reasonable money with

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