The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Free Kindle Book Edition

If you’d like to read an electronic version of my latest book (and you’re in the United States), you can download it for free for

Paying for Meaningless Words and Phrases

Every time I go shopping for a food item or a household item, I’m always bombarded with all sorts of nonsensical and largely meaningless terms

Making It All Work – The Process

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

The Meaning

For the past several days, my cousin and her two sons stayed at our house. It was something I’d been looking forward to for a

Reader Mailbag: Mondays?

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: Generation Earn

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I really enjoy reading personal finance books that target young

Scarcity and Abundance: Escaping the Scarcity Mentality

Recently, Barrie left a very interesting comment on The Simple Dollar Facebook page: I’d love to see something about scarcity vs abundance. I can’t seem

What Does “Financial Independence” Really Mean?

“Financial independence” is a phrase often bandied about by people without any sort of consistent meaning. Does “financial independence” mean complete freedom from debt? Does

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 9, 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

10.08.10

Homemade Gift Series #4: Homemade Beer

How to Make Your Own Craft Beer I often brew homemade beer. It’s an enjoyable hobby that allows me to sometimes use items from my

Making It All Work – The GTD Phenomenon

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

A Deeper Look at the “Percentage Budget”

One topic I’m frequently asked about by readers is the idea of the “percentage budget,” something that seems to largely come from Elizabeth Warren’s book

Reader Mailbag: Tomorrow

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

10.06.10

Doing the Math on Refilling Ink Cartridges

Many of us (myself included) have an ink jet printer at home for home printing needs. We certainly use ours for lots of things, from

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Timing Belt Edition

Recently, I had to replace the timing belt on our Honda Pilot. I tried to figure out how to do it myself, but the intricacy

The Value of Reducing Stress

60% to 80% of job-related accidents are due to employee stress level. 90% of all diseases are caused by or exacerbated by stress. 60% to

Making It All Work – From Getting Things Done to Making It All Work

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

10.04.10

Don’t Rely on Social Security

This is a message to all of those people under, say, forty out there. Don’t rely on Social Security for any part of your retirement.

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