Ten Big Mistakes #4: Blaming Others for Challenges

If you want to find scapegoats in your life, almost everyone can find a lot of them. At the start of my financial journey, I

Reader Mailbag: Lemon Sour

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

Ten Big Mistakes #3: Lifestyle Funded by Credit Cards

Avoiding the Trap of Credit Card Debt I spent more than I earned and made up for the difference with credit cards. How I Accumulated

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rainy Days Edition

It’s raining outside. My children want to go to the park. That means it’s time to come up with an indoor solution. That means, of

07.20.10

Some Thoughts on Inexpensive Vacations

This past weekend, my family and I travelled to Chicago to visit one of my first cousins and her two children. We stayed at their

Ten Big Mistakes #2: Career Choices Based Solely on Earnings

Avoiding the Trap of Choosing Money Over Passion I chose a career path for the money instead of one that matched my passions and skills.

Ten Big Mistakes #1: Student Loans as Lifestyle Support

Avoiding the Trap of Student Loans My first few years in college were supported by a collection of scholarships that covered my tuition, room, and

Reader Mailbag: Abraham Lincoln

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Review: Power of 2

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. One of the most powerful things you can do in

O Pioneers

Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! Our

07.17.10

How To Do Laundry on the Cheap

We currently have five people living at our home. Let’s say, hypothetically, we all change clothes twice a day (it’s often more than that due

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 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

07.16.10

Summer Meal Series #7: Tuna, Vegetable, and Cheese Stuffed Manicotti

What’s on the table this summer? Stuffed Manicotti I love tuna. It’s a wonderfully light fish with a distinctive flavor that works well in summer

Getting Things Done: Five Key Things

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

Putting the Simple Back In

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus One of the biggest challenges I have in

Reader Mailbag: How Many Questions?

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The Obligations of Wealth

Connie writes in (I edited her question a bit to protect privacy): I recently married a business owner who had a net worth of around

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Dealing With Stress Edition

How do I deal with stress? My best way of dealing with stress is to be active, not to be passive. I’ve found that every

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