Seven Tempting Places – And Eight Ways to Minimize Their Impact

I’m often tempted to spend money that I shouldn’t. I’m good at restraining my impulsive nature. I don’t simply go into stores and then emerge

Reader Mailbag #78

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 Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Your Financial Life

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Every once in a while, I stumble upon a personal finance book that makes

08.30.09

Handling a Harvest Without Waste

Here in the Midwest, it’s harvest season. People’s gardens are full of produce which is currently being picked, and many kitchen tables are full of

The Simple Dollar Time Machine – August 29, 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

Revising and Setting New Money Goals

Over the past few months, our finances have been in something of a “reset” mode. In the process of taking more control of the advertisements

08.28.09

Frugality That’s “Impossible”

If you’ve read The Simple Dollar for long, you’ve seen tons of lists of money-saving tips, from 100 little steps for saving money and 100

08.28.09

Rule #11: Find and Work Toward Your True Passions.

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

Having Enough for Life

I am absolutely honored to feature a guest post today by Vicki Robin, someone who I’ve had the privilege to get to know a little

Are Poor People Lazy?

About a week ago, J.D. over at Get Rich Slowly posted an article about the difference between high income earners and low income earners. Most

That’s Just the Way It Is?

Two weeks ago, I was hanging out with a large group of people when one of them made the comment, “Well, you know how it

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Agricola Edition

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife gave me the board game Agricola. I opened up the box, looked at the abundance of

The Simple Dollar Podcast #13: Good Debt, Bad Debt, No Debt

The thirteenth episode looks at the concepts of good debt, bad debt, and no debt. Total length: 7:25. Listen In! Other options for enjoying The

08.25.09

The Valuable Art of Media Swapping

Recently, I’ve been enjoying the first season of Mad Men on DVD. Literally dozens of readers had recommended to me and I picked up the

08.24.09

11 Things You Can Do Today to Fall Behind Financially

Financial success is something that’s built up slowly over time. It’s not something that happens in one giant rush (unless you’re very lucky) – instead,

Reader Mailbag #77

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: Escape from Cubicle Nation

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or career book. Several months ago, I wandered upon Pamela Slim’s excellent blog,

08.23.09

Eating What You Have On Hand

As I’ve discussed many times before, eating at home is a huge money saver. Even if you use expensive ingredients all the time (like saffron

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons