The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 12, 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: Do Your Homework

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

Synergy

Many evenings, you’ll find me around my house reading a book or writing a short story or polishing a post for The Simple Dollar or

09.11.09

Rule #13: Improve Yourself Every Chance You Get.

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

09.10.09

12 Clever Substitutions That Save Money (Nearly) Effortlessly

One of my favorite ways to trim money from my spending is to find simple little substitutes for my regular expenses. If I can trim

09.10.09

Helicopter Parenting, Baby Boomers, & Financial Dependence

A few days ago, the AFL-CIO released the results of a surprising survey of workers under 35. This report, entitled Young Workers: A Lost Decade,

Never Eat Alone: The Genius of Audacity

This is the third 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: 400 By 40 Edition

Over the last week, I’ve been working on a “400 by 40” list – a list of fairly simple things I’d like to do before

The Simple Dollar Podcast #15: Fixed and Growth Mindsets

The fifteenth episode looks at fixed mentalities and growth mentalities. Which do you have? How can you use that info to get ahead in your

Five Ways I Disagree With Dave Ramsey

During the month of July, I conducted a very detailed discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover. During the process, I realized that on

The Truth About Path of Least Resistance

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein In response to my recent article, Are Poor People

Reader Mailbag #79

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 Assertiveness Workbook

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal growth, or career book. Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed a lot of

You Can’t Take It With You

A while back, a reader suggested that I watch the 1938 Frank Capra movie You Can’t Take It With You, featuring Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 5, 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: Build It Before You Need It

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

09.04.09

Cheaper and Better

“Let’s play catch, Daddy!” “Sure!” I said as I put away the final bits of our family’s picnic. Joe picked up the little football and

09.04.09

Rule #12: Build Real Friendships and Relationships.

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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