08.13.10

Summer Meal Series #11: Turkey Quesadillas

What’s on the table this summer? Turkey Quesadillas Most of the meals I’ve shown so far in this series are perfect dinners. But what about

Interpreting Reviews and Knowing What to Buy

Wendy writes in: I know that you have touched on this a bit in the past, but I would love to see an article specifically

Minimalism, Frugality, and Confrontation

As you might recall, last Sunday, I reviewed a book I quite liked entitled The Joy of Less by Francine Jay, who blogs over at

Reader Mailbag: Iowa Flood Waters

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

08.11.10

A Guide to Using Dry Beans for Cooking

In my opinion, the single best bargain in a grocery store is the one pound bag of dried beans. The amount of nutrition and protein

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Audiobook Edition

Quite a few people have requested an audio version of my recent book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved

08.10.10

The Flip Side: What Frugality Gets You

This past weekend, I attended GenCon 2010, a gaming convention in Indianapolis, IN, with a group of several friends. I had been saving up to

08.10.10

How Not to Fail at Frugality

Yesterday, I had a wonderful conversation with an Associated Press reporter who was writing a story about teaching children how to be frugal. The discussion

08.09.10

Should I Buy Life Insurance for My Children?

This is a question I hear all the time from readers who are parents – and it’s a question that comes up in our own

Reader Mailbag: When Do I Write Mailbags?

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: The Joy of Less

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Over the last several years, I’ve begun to appreciate how

08.07.10

Outliers and Frugality

About a year and a half ago, I reviewed Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book Outliers. In that review, I talked about one of Gladwell’s key points

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 7, 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

The Simple Dollar Reading Guide: A Visit from the Black Swan

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

08.06.10

Summer Meal Series #10: Grilled Chicken-Salsa Burritos and Fresh Tomatoes

What’s on the table this summer? Grilled Chicken Burritos One of the best parts of summer is when fresh tomatoes start coming in from the

Overcoming Severe Social Anxiety

Chris emailed me with the following question. I originally planned to include it in a reader mailbag, but I felt such strong sympathy for his

08.05.10

Building Skills for Free

As I’ve mentioned a few times on here, I’ve been taking piano lessons since early February. When I come home, though, my materials are mostly

Reader Mailbag: The Cost of Friendship

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

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