Preparing for a Long Decline

On the conference call I had last night with Vicki Robin, one of the listeners (I believe his name was Crispin) brought up an interesting

Reader Mailbag: More Time for Reading

I find that, whenever I get busy with things in my life, the first thing I cut out is the hour or two a day

A Pre-emptive Strike Against Selling to Friends

A while back, I wrote about the dangers of selling to friends and family. Recently, a reader wrote to me stating that they wanted to

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Free Teleclass Edition

I’m hosting a free teleclass with Vicki Robin (author of Your Money or Your Life) this evening starting at 5 PM Pacific / 6 PM


Raising Deductibles to Save Money on Insurance: Does It Work?

One common, painful bill that we all face is the insurance bill. Whether you’re talking renters insurance, home insurance, or car insurance, the bill feels

Cohabitation as a Financial Tool

Over the weekend, I made two brief mentions of using cohabitation as a method for saving money. In other words, if you invite someone to


When Parental Money Lessons Backfire

As I’ve mentioned before, we give our children a small allowance each week. Our daughter, who is only two, puts all of her money into

Reader Mailbag: Drawing the Line

It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time for another Reader Mailbag. I think I read an old post where you gave a suggestion into