How To Invest In Stocks: Conservative or Aggressive?

If you’ve read the reader mailbags for a while, you’ve noticed that I often get messages from people who have worked their way into a

Finding the Rhythm

One of the biggest things that’s changed in my life since my financial turnaround and subsequent career changes is that I’m constantly involved in a

What’s Necessary? What’s Not Necessary?

Naomi is trying to get a good picture of her actual spending and is using a very good process to get there. She’s run into

Reader Mailbag: Soccer Season and Preschool

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

Review: 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. One of the most interesting parts of being a popular

08.29.10

I Can’t Find a Job in This Economy!

I get a lot of emails from people with the above statement, usually followed by some sort of plea for help. I have a lot

Cultivating Hobbies for Fun and Profit

When I was sixteen, I bought a cigar box full of 1960s baseball cards for $5 from someone who was cleaning out their mother’s attic.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 28, 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

08.27.10

Summer Meal Series #13: Ratatouille

What’s on the table this summer? Ratatouille First, right off the bat, I apologize for the strong green color of the meal in this post.

Being Pragmatic About Buying Local

Yesterday, Get Rich Slowly posted an article entitled Why I Buy Local, in which J.D. makes the case for buying from local suppliers, even if

A Long Weekend Retreat

Rhonda writes in with a great idea for how she’s going to spend her Labor Day weekend: I’m planning on using my 3-day Labor Day

Reader Mailbag: Shortcut Fixing

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

Getting Real Value from Budgets

When I reached my financial bottom in April 2006, one of my first responses was to simply start reading a lot about personal finance. I

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Making It All Work Edition

Earlier this year, I did a very popular series on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, one that’s still generating a fair amount of email.

Frugality and Organization

Save everything. Buy in bulk. Find second uses for everything. These are all powerful frugal tactics and they’ll all save you money. I’ll give you

How Personal Finance Changes as You Begin to See Success

Five years ago, when I was working at a very stressful job and buried under piles of debt, I felt as though this is what

Make This Week Something Special

If you go home tonight and devote two hours to a big project at home, you’ve got a start. Go home every night this week

Reader Mailbag: Friends

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