The Big Choice

In today’s reader mailbag, I answered a question about digging out from under a pile of debt with some comments about a big choice people

Reader Mailbag: Father’s Day

What’s inside? Here are five word summaries of the questions dealt with in today’s Reader Mailbag. Click on the number to hop down to the

Review: Who Can You Trust With Your Money?

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A while back, I wrote an article describing an utterly

Why Your Summer Energy Bills Are So High

Yes, it’s almost always painful to receive that first energy bill of the summer months. That first month where the outdoor heat kicks into overdrive

Simple Changes Aren’t Always Simple

One of my favorite writers is Ian Rogers, who blogs about his health at Fistfulayen. In one of his best posts, he writes about his

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 19, 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

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Summer Meal Series #3: Skillet Cilantro-Lime Chicken Fajitas and “Poor Man’s” Spanish Rice

What’s on the table this summer? Chicken Fajitas One of my favorite ways to start a great meal is to look at the grocery store

Getting Things Done: Getting “In” to Empty

This is the sixth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this

Living “The Simple Dollar”

As many of you know, my new book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

Reader Mailbag: Rain

What’s inside? Here are summaries of the included questions in five words or less. 1. Downgrading a car for e-fund 2. Handling an increase in

Buying Things You Wish You Had Time For

Not too long ago, I traded in my Nintendo DS and the games I had accumulated for it for a Playstation 3 and a handful

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Money Is Time Edition

Everyone says that time is money. Well, there’s truth in the reverse, as well. If you spend your money wisely, money becomes time. You can

Getting Things Done: Corraling Your Stuff

This is the fifth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this

Saying “I Will Do It In The Future” Is an Excuse for Failure

My office is a mess. I don’t feel like cleaning it – I’d rather play with the kids right now. So I say, “I will

Think About Christmas … Now!

It’s mid-June, so there’s no better time to write about Christmas. Right? Right?! The truth of the matter is that just a little bit of

Reader Mailbag: Dad’s Health Update

What’s inside? Many readers have written to me asking for me to summarize the questions in the mailbag right at the top so that they

Review: The New Frugality

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The title of this book hooked me from the start.

Cutting Yourself Some Slack

Karen writes in: Over the last six months, my husband and I have paid off $11,000 in credit card debt. It feels great. But it’s

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