Review: The Art of Barter

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A while back, I wrote a post called “Askers, Guessers,

08.22.10

Thoughts On Making College Great

Tomorrow, several people that matter a lot to me are starting their college experience. Here are five things I’d like to suggest to them that

08.21.10

“Generics Make Me Feel Bad About Myself”

Monique writes in with a heartfelt observation: The biggest reason I can’t bring myself to actually buy generics when I’m in the store is that

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 21, 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

08.20.10

Summer Meal Series #12: Spinach, Pesto, and Cheese Lasagna

What’s on the table this summer? Vegetable Lasagna One of the biggest challenges I have with writing recipe posts is the fact that Sarah and

08.20.10

Garden Tips: Saving Seeds and Starting a Seed Exchange

Several readers have written to me requesting information on saving seeds from their garden, which is an awesome frugal practice. Fall is just starting to

08.19.10

The Challenge of Couponing

I’ve long been an advocate of using coupons at the grocery store. I often clip coupons for toiletries and household products and, when there are

Reader Mailbag: Grandparents’ Week

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

How The Simple Dollar Works

Two or three times a week, I receive an email from someone who is trying to figure out how on earth I earn an income

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Your Money Matters Interview Edition

This past weekend, I had an hourlong interview on the syndicated Your Money Matters radio show, hosted by Marc Pearlman. You can listen to it

When Staying Afloat Takes All You’ve Got

“It takes all the running you can do just to stay in the same place.” – The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland I receive piles

08.17.10

48 Things Frugality Has Taught Me

Today, let’s do something a little different. I’m going to list 48 things I’ve learned about myself and the world around me that I only

Start

If we don’t start, it’s certain we can’t arrive. – Zig Ziglar One of the biggest themes of The Simple Dollar is goals. I find

Reader Mailbag: Projects, Projects, Projects

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: Be Thrifty

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A few weeks ago, I stopped at a local business

The Simple Dollar Reading Guide: The Power of Goals in a Random World

Every Sunday morning for the next few months, I’m going to “riff” on a chapter from my book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped

Taking Notes

Whenever I’m traveling in new circles or meeting groups of people I don’t know well, the conversation usually turns into discussion of what everyone does

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 14, 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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