This has been the worst winter I have seen in my adult life. We have had several snowfalls of more than six inches over the
When I look back at my overspending days, it’s easy for me to see the many, many mistakes I made. My life was littered with
Two years ago, I posted a nice long article about what I call “Superman Syndrome” – a tendency for people to try to demonstrate their
Welcome to this week’s Reader Mailbag! A note: I get enough questions to do two or three mailbags a week. I’ve considered putting a second
Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. 1/2 Price Living by Ellie Kay has a particularly noteworthy subtitle: Secrets
We all have lives that are chock full of distractions. Television. Radio. Magazines. The behavior of other people. The comments of our friends and family.
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
It’s the refrain of countless Americans of all ages – and it was my refrain, too. It’s easy to see why, too. At first glance,
Fifteen years ago, I didn’t believe I had the financial resources to go to college. Instead, I spent my time thinking about a future where
Pam writes in: I have been a stay at home mom for most of the last 19 years. Our oldest son started college this year.
Andrew writes in: My girlfriend and I bought a home last year and qualify for the First Time Homebuyer Credit. When you include my share
Jenny writes in: I work at an office park about forty five minutes from where I live. I live in a highly populated suburban neighborhood.
Mary writes in: My husband and I have been debt free for seven years. Hooray! We cancelled all of our credit cards in 2001 and
I thought I’d update you on my progress with my 2010 resolutions. Resolution #1: Lose 40 pounds I lost three pounds in January, so I’m
Iris writes in: I was wondering if you could comment on the debt reduction and debt elimination ads I keep seeing on tv. Are these
Chris writes in: We are friends with another couple that is around our same age, income level, status, and number and age of children. When
You read that right. Shade trees. One of our plans for the spring is to plant a shade tree or two on the southwest side
This is Reader Mailbag #100. With this mailbag, I’ve decided to start naming the mailbags based on an interesting question or two answered within the