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Perhaps the most well-known post in the history of The Simple Dollar is Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance on the

Reader Mailbag #81

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 Element

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal growth, career, or entrepreneurship book. The brightly-colored cover of this book caught my attention

09.20.09

Abandoning the Paper Towel

We have little kids. Kids are messy. Our daughter spills milk or juice on almost a nightly basis. Our son, who’s a bit older, doesn’t

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 19, 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

Never Eat Alone: Share Your Passions

This is the sixth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this

Nostalgia

When I was a teenager, I spent several summers helping my father with his small-scale commercial fishing business. Early in the morning, just as the

09.18.09

Rule #14: Give Without Strings or Regrets.

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

The Sleeping Fox Catches No Poultry

I love reading essays, and I have a collection of essays that have truly inspired me and made me think. Among these is Benjamin Franklin’s

09.17.09

Addition by Subtraction: The Benefits of a “Fall Cleaning”

One of my favorite activities during a year is spring cleaning. After a long winter of being stuck inside and intimate with our possessions, the

Never Eat Alone: Managing the Gatekeeper

This is the fifth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Freebies Edition

There is no such thing as a free lunch. From my experience, that’s completely true. Yet, I constantly advocate using free services all the time

The Simple Dollar Podcast #16: College Advice

The sixteenth episode of The Simple Dollar podcast deals with college advice. What did my own college experience teach me in terms of what’s most

09.15.09

Frugality as a “Spending Transfer”

Of all the posts on The Simple Dollar, the post that seems to drive the most emails to me is my homemade laundry detergent guide.

09.14.09

The Beginning of the Allowance

Over the last week or so, my wife and I have been discussing when to start giving an allowance to our oldest child, Joe, who

Reader Mailbag #80

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: Raising Financially Fit Kids

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. It should come as no surprise to long-time readers of The Simple Dollar that

A Beginner’s Guide to The Simple Dollar

Chris writes in: I’m a new reader and I was just wondering if you had an “introductory” guide to The Simple Dollar? Maybe a resource

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