06.12.10

What Does an Extended Lifespan Really Mean in Terms of Retirement Savings?

Here’s a number for you. Half of all babies born in the United States this year will live to age 104 or older. In other

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 12, 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

06.11.10

Summer Meal Series #2: Grilled Vegetable Kabobs, Barbecued Beans, and Rice

What’s on the table this summer? Summer Cookout: Vegetable Kabobs Our meals are usually pretty heavy on the vegetables and fruits by default. Often, our

Getting Things Done: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools

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

Dealing with the Avalanche

As I mentioned in the mailbag this morning, my father had emergency surgery due to a massive infection brought about by a dirty fish hook

Reader Mailbag: Distractions

Yesterday, my father had emergency surgery to relieve a big infection that started when he got a fish hook embedded in his hand and he

Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Those who have followed this blog for a long time know that I don’t have many personal heroes. There are a lot of people who

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Playlist Edition

With all the road trips scheduled this summer, I’ve been thinking about a song collection that both my wife and I would enjoy on the

Getting Things Done: The Five Phases of Project Planning

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

06.08.10

Delayed Gratification and Children

The single biggest personal finance lesson that anyone can learn is that of delayed gratification. Delayed gratification means that you hold off buying that new

What to Do When You Can’t Possibly Prepare Enough

Ellen writes in with a very difficult story: I am a huge fan of yours and have used much of your advice to simplify the

Reader Mailbag: John Wooden

This past weekend, one of my heroes passed away. I’ll memorialize him with five of my favorite quotes from him. “Be more concerned with your

Review: The Other 8 Hours

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. A while back, I reviewed Robert Pagliarini’s The Six-Day Financial Makeover

Preparing Your Information for Disaster, Part Two

About a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Preparing Your Information for Disaster, in which I discussed the challenges my mother (and I, in

Improve Your Attitude, Improve Your Life

There are quite a few things that you can do to improve your financial and personal state without spending even a single dime. One of

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 5, 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

06.04.10

Summer Meal Series #1: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips

What’s on the table this summer? Honey Mustard Chicken Strips I have a four year old and a two year old at home. That means,

Getting Things Done: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow

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

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