Student Loan Debt and No Job? What Now?

I get some variation on the above email all the time. In fact, I could probably include some variation on this question in every single

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #3

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

01.21.11

Dinner With My Family #3: Stir Fry with Asparagus

Stir Fry with Asparagus Recipe Earlier this week, I discussed using grocery flyers to plan meals and mentioned that I’d be using some of the

The Art of the Audacious Goal

I want to run for mayor of a large city. I want to publish a series of fantasy novels that appear in every bookstore in

The Fundamental Ingredients for Financial Success

In today’s reader mailbag, a reader asked me if the questions I get for the mailbag make me depressed because, frankly, many of the stories

Reader Mailbag: Travel

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

The Lifestyle You Want

For the first time in quite a while, I was watching a live program on television, meaning I couldn’t just skip the commercial breaks if

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sick Boy Edition

Thanks to many of you who wrote to me expressing well wishes for our infant son. He’s doing much better today. On Monday, he was

01.18.11

Using Grocery Flyers to Plan Meals

As I’ve mentioned many times on The Simple Dollar, one of our most frequently-used methods for saving money on food is to simply create a

01.18.11

Savings Under the Kitchen Sink

Yep, under the kitchen sink. Like a lot of people, the cupboard under our kitchen sink is chock full of all sorts of household items.

Reader Mailbag: Paper Journal

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: Debt Free for Life

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I’ve reviewed a pile of David Bach’s books over the

01.16.11

A Simple Rule for Risk Assessment

So much of life boils down to the simple idea of risk. Every choice we make has some chance of a negative result, and being

01.15.11

Making Good Coffee at Home Without Breaking the Bank

“Have you ever written about coffee?” Sarah asked me one morning. I haven’t written about coffee, actually, at least not in a direct way. I’m

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #2

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

01.14.11

Dinner With My Family #2: Pasta with Olives and Tomatoes

Pasta with Olives and Tomatoes Our family loves pasta. Our oldest child claims that olives are his favorite food and has been known to sit

Turning Fear into Joy

Fear drives me. I fear feeling like I did in April 2006, when I realized that I wasn’t able to pay my bills any more.

Scam Alert! Ten Signs to Avoid

Imagine if you had little or no ethics or morality at all. You live under the belief that if you lie and misrepresent right to

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