Review: Bargain Junkie

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. You can check out my reviews of hundreds of personal

02.28.10

Index Funds vs. Individual Stock Investing

Martin writes in: I’m glad to see you’re writing reviews of books like Payback Time instead of just blindly preaching about index funds. You’ll never

02.27.10

Parental Responsibility and Retirement Savings

As I discussed yesterday in a pair of articles (this one and this one), I dream of a future where my children and I are

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: February 27, 2010

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

02.26.10

Your Child’s College Fund vs. Your Retirement

One of the most common debates I hear about from people such as myself – twenty- and thirtysomethings with young children at home – is

02.26.10

The Case for Saving for Retirement Over Saving for a Child’s College Education

One of the most common debates I hear about from people such as myself – twenty- and thirtysomethings with young children at home – is

02.25.10

Shopping When You Need an Immediate Replacement

Yesterday, while in the middle of a conference call, our home telephone dropped dead. The phone’s small screen went black, came back on, and then

Reader Mailbag: Debts and Exercise

Welcome to today’s reader mailbag! My husband and I are currently a two-car family looking to make the transition to one car for awhile. My

Impulse Buys and Post-Purchase Rationalization

When I was a child, I went to the store with enough birthday money in my pocket to buy a new game for my Nintendo.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Hierarchy of Pants Edition

My four year old son has a giant aversion to denim, for some reason that we can’t determine. In fact, he has a very strict

02.23.10

Meet the New Money, Same as the Old Money

This month, Wired Magazine is running an interesting cover story entitled The Future of Money: It’s Flexible, Frictionless and (Almost) Free. The article was quite

02.23.10

Maximize Your Return On Investment, Guaranteed!

I have discovered a surefire way to maximize the returns you get on all of your investments, no matter what you’re investing in. If you

Reader Mailbag: Bad Loans and Bad Yeast

It’s Monday morning… that means it’s time for another reader mailbag! My girlfriend bought a 2006 Chevy Cobalt in March 2009 because she wanted dependability

Review: Payback Time

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A few years ago, I read and really enjoyed Phil

02.21.10

Keeping Kids from Being Crass Consumers

I’m a goal-oriented person. With almost everything I do in life, I set a clear goal for what I want to accomplish, then I do

Thinking About Another (Temporary) Life Change

As most of you know, my wife and I have two preschool-aged children and a third one on the way. From April/May of this year

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: February 20, 2010

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

02.19.10

Making Retirement Savings Tangible

Monica writes in: The one financial thing I haven’t done for myself yet is start saving for retirement. The problem is that I don’t ever

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