• Making It All Work – Getting Perspective: Gracie’s Gardens Revisited

    This is the eighteenth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10. In an earlier section of the book, Allen tells the tale of a guy …

  • Out With The Old, In With The New: Create a Five Year Sketch

    Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 2. Create a five year sketch. What, exactly, is a five year sketch? It simply means a …

  • Reader Mailbag: Christmas Shopping

    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 to the question. 1. Pension benefit options 2. Unapplied mortgage funds 3. Moving and investing simultaneously 4. Underwater home and credit cards 5. Setting priorities 6. Toilet paper value 7. …

  • Out With The Old, In With The New: Calculate Your Net Worth

    Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. A long December and there’s reason to believe Maybe this year will be better than the last …

  • The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Decoration Edition

    Over the past few days, my family has started the early December tradition of pulling boxes out of the crawlspace and decorating our home. The tree should be up by the time you read this, full of (mostly) homemade ornaments. The living room has been rearranged to make room for the tree, and we hope …