The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Baby Tick Tock Edition

My wife is literally due any day now. She’s no longer working as per her doctor’s request – instead, she’s staying at home, resting a


Our New Car

Meet our new automobile, a 2004 Honda Pilot, which we purchased as a replacement for our ailing, rusty 1997 Ford F-150 pickup: We purchased it

Dealing with Charitable Requests Throughout the Year

Each year, my wife and I give a certain portion of our income to charity. We usually select a few charities to help out at

One Change at a Time

For quite a while on Facebook, I’ve been following a friend’s attempts at getting into better shape. He’ll post several updates about going to the

Reader Mailbag: Project Ideas

I have more great ideas for projects than I ever possibly have time to complete. I have a 2004 Santa Fe which is getting to

Review: How to Get Rich

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The title of this book alone encouraged me to not


Finding Grocery Item Value Balances

Whenever I go shopping, I find myself with an interesting mix of items in my cart. There’s quite a few generics, quite a few “low

Financial Problems We Struggle With

Given all of the things I write about on The Simple Dollar, some people tend to assume that all of this just comes easy for

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: April 17, 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


Does Rewashing Ziploc Bags Really Save You Money?

Mal writes in: I loved your post about how little you save by not flushing. You should do the same thing about your favorite bugaboo,

My Five Year Goals

One suggestion I frequently give to readers who write in unsure what to do with their money is to plot out some long term goals.


Do You Save Money By Not Flushing?

Jennifer writes in: My husband grew up in an area that often had summer droughts and water rationing. Because of that, he was trained as

Reader Mailbag: Taxes

Today is the official due date for federal income tax returns in the United States. It’s also the due date for the first quarter of

Announcing My Upcoming Book – The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

As many of you know, over the last year, I’ve been writing a book outlining the specific details of how exactly I went from being

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Edition

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting a lot with my personal website, Should it just be a puff piece that promotes me? Should

Replacing Things Early

Recently, I took a serious look at our non-stick skillet, the one we use to cook sticky things like eggs. While it was still very

The People Around You

The single biggest advantage I’ve had in my life is that I’ve largely been surrounded by supportive people. My wife, my parents, my closest friends

Planning for Summer Vacation

This summer, my wife and I and our three children – a four year old, a two year old, and a baby – are going