Lip Service: What We Say Vs. What We Do

Charities. Our family commitments. Our work commitments. Our political beliefs. Our spending choices. Our savings and investing choices. So often, we give lip service to

Making It All Work – Getting Perspective

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

When Customer Service Goes Awry

Recently, the credit union that handles our home mortgage had a bit of an issue. They called us up to inform us that our homeowners

Reader Mailbag: Birthday

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: Psych Yourself Rich

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A couple years ago, Farnoosh Torabi wrote You’re So Money,

11.07.10

Turning Kitchen Waste Into Something Sublime

You’ve just finished prepping a meal. You have a bunch of leftover vegetable scraps – onion pieces, a bit of chopped tomato, some extra pepper,

Netflix Streaming

As I’ve mentioned before, I consider Netflix to be an excellent low-cost alternative to cable. Having Netflix gives you access not only to almost every

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: November 6, 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

11.05.10

Homemade Gift Series #8: Personalized Cards and Stationery

How to Make Your Own Homemade Cards for the Holidays (and Any Occasion!) A few years ago, Rachel gave my wife Sarah a wonderful Christmas

Making It All Work – Getting Control: Applying This to Life and Work

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

11.04.10

Commercials, Kids, and Materialism

Right off the bat, let’s take a peek at this “wonderful” new commercial by Toyota: I was pointed to this ad by longtime reader Beth

Reader Mailbag: Diet

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

Can PMI Be a Good Thing?

This week, I’m going to take a look at a few of the longer questions that have been languishing in the reader mailbag. These questions

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: “The Novel” Edition

If you want to follow the progress of the novel I’m writing for National Novel Writing Month, I’m posting daily updates of the work-in-progress at

A Rough Patch

This week, I’m going to take a look at a few of the longer questions that have been languishing in the reader mailbag. These questions

Making It All Work – Getting Control: Engaging

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

Financial Advice: Broken Relationship, Broken Future?

This week, I’m going to take a look at a few of the longer financial advise questions that have been languishing in the reader mailbag.

Reader Mailbag: National Novel Writing Month Begins

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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