Frugality, Usability, and Phone Shopping

About a year ago, I decided to get a low-end smartphone, mostly so I could check and make sure The Simple Dollar was still up

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Side Writings Edition

As some of you know, I have an off-and-on side gig writing for OPEN Forum, a website that focuses on small business issues. I mostly

The Family That Saves Together

My four year old son thinks that the way you get a new video game is by trading for it at the used video game

Why Would a Blogger Write a Personal Finance Book?

Over the past few years, several personal finance bloggers have written books, myself included. J.D. from Get Rich Slowly put out Your Money: The Missing


Frugality and Fear of Health Care

Jennifer writes in: My husband had been complaining about sharp pains in his side for several weeks. A few days ago I had to take

Reader Mailbag: Birthday Celebration

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: Point, Click, and Save

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. MashupMom.com is one of the better coupon and sale aggregating

The Simple Dollar Reading Guide: What’s Missing?

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

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