The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 22, 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

Cultural Divides

A reader once told me that he identifies better with other blogs because they write about the “city” and I write about “rural life.” I

08.21.09

The Real Lessons of “How Low Can You Go?”

Over the past eight Fridays, I’ve posted a series of recipes based on NPR’s “How Low Can You Go” series, highlighting meals that can serve

08.21.09

Rule #10: Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend.

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

08.20.09

The Personal Finance Toolbox

I like to think of one’s personal finance state as something like a toolbox. In order to accomplish a major task, one must use more

I’ll Do It Tomorrow

Tom left a great comment on the recent article about taking care of your things: How can you fight off “I’ll do it tomorrow”-ness? My

Perspective

Recently, a brilliant little article popped up over at Five Cent Nickel, outlining the idea that one’s take on long-term investment performance is often a

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Never Eat Alone Book Club Edition

The recent Total Money Makeover book club seems to have been a huge success. Two times a week seems to work, and focusing on discussion-oriented

The Simple Dollar Podcast #12: The Anti-Budget

The twelfth episode focuses on budgeting. I found that traditional budgets didn’t work for me, so I explore the methods that did. Total length: 7:20

08.18.09

Dorm Room Clutter: What Do You Actually Need for College

A few days ago, I stumbled across a handful of pictures from my college dorm room (I considered posting them, but there are several people

Are You a Money Victim?

I’ve heard it all before. You can’t earn more because of your boss. You can’t earn more because of your career path. You can’t earn

Reader Mailbag #76

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: How Much Is Enough?

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. As time goes on, I begin to see more and more that personal finance

Why My Net Worth Is Now Negative Again

That’s probably pretty shocking. “WHAT DID TRENT DO?” I can already sense the regular batch of critics in the comments cracking their knuckles over this

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 15, 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 Danger of Selling to Your Friends and Family

As I alluded to on Twitter a while back, a friend of mine started selling Amway recently. She sent me a long sales pitch via

How Low Can You Go? Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

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

08.14.09

Rule #9: Do It Yourself.

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

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