Review: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half is the follow-up to

Choosing What to Have… and What Not to Have

Last night, my oldest son and my daughter and I played an hour-long game of tag. By the end of it, we were all worn

10.30.10

My Ten Biggest Money Savers

Today is the four year anniversary of The Simple Dollar. Rather than just lauding myself by posting a big pile of my favorite articles from

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 30, 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

10.29.10

Homemade Gift Series #7: Crocheted Hat and Scarf

How to Make Homemade Winter Accessories My wife, Sarah, loves to make homemade functional items, particularly ones that give her hands busywork when she’s doing

Making It All Work – Getting Control: Reflecting

This is the eighth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen.

The Two Types of Procrastination

I just finished reading a wonderful article on procrastination by James Surowiecki in the October 11 issue of The New Yorker. The money quote: [I]t

Reader Mailbag: Halloween Treats

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

“Someday, My Ship Will Come In”

On page 227 of my book, I recount a short tale of a woman dreaming a negative dream: “Someday, things will change for me and

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Printing Photos Edition

I’ve been experimenting with photo printing at home (related to an upcoming post). I’ve lost quite a bit of money simply mis-printing photos and trying

APR, APY, and Mortgage Math: A Real World Example

I have lots of readers here in the central Iowa area, so it came as no surprise to me that when I began hearing an

Making It All Work – Getting Control: Organizing

This is the seventh entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen.

Making a Change Feel Normal

A long time ago, I wrote about the idea of a money free weekend – two days spent doing stuff that’s free or extremely close

Reader Mailbag: Monday Morning

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 Little Book of Economics

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I’ve really enjoyed the “Little Books” series of personal finance

10.24.10

Can Once-a-Month Cooking Really Work?

A long time ago (summer 2007, in fact), I wrote about once-a-month cooking, in which a person basically spends one solid day once every four

Jealousy – And What You Can’t See

One of the nicest houses in our town recently went into foreclosure. The family that lived there seemed to have “everything” on the surface –

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 23, 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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