How Can I Beat the Stock Market?

You’d be surprised how often I’m asked some variation on this question. People will write in to me asking me whether they should buy an

Reader Mailbag: Time for Games

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

03.30.11

Is Formal Personal Finance Education a Failure? Some Thoughts on Improving It

When I was in high school, I took a consumer education proficiency test and passed it with flying colors, demonstrating that I had the knowledge

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Winter and Summer Edition

One of the most challenging parts of having three children of different ages is that they seem to pick up sicknesses then pass them to

03.29.11

Little Steps for Teaching Young Ones Frugality

This morning, as my children were waking up, I was inspecting their dresser drawers looking for clothes. I pulled out clean underwear and socks for

Illusions and Reality

An old friend of mine that I’ll call David has this amazing gift for talking to people of all stripes. I’ve seen him talk comfortably

03.28.11

“Beyond” Frugality

A few days ago, someone made the interesting comment that they’re “beyond frugality” in their personal finance journey. When I asked her what she meant

Reader Mailbag: Baseball Season

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: You Majored in What?

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

You Need To Cut Your Spending. It Sounds Painful. Now What?

You’ve realized (finally) that you’re in a precarious financial situation. You’re spending more than you earn – sometimes quite a bit more. You’ve racked up

03.26.11

When Should a Hobby Remain a Hobby?

One constant theme of The Simple Dollar is my encouragement of people to try to find ways to turn their passions and hobbies into a

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #12

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.

03.25.11

Dinner With My Family #11: Enchiladas, Vegan or Otherwise

Several people have emailed me recently, asking why I’m vegan. It’s not political at all. My dietitian simply recommended it based on some minor health

Ad Ingenium Faciendum

The Latin phrase that serves as the title of this post means simply “toward the building of character.” Character isn’t something that’s often discussed on

03.24.11

Why Get Married At All? Finances and Cohabitation

Last week, I wrote an article discussing reasons why the idea that men shouldn’t get married for financial reasons was false. In the article, I

Reader Mailbag: Personal Trainer

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

03.23.11

The Limits You Choose

A few days ago, Kenia left a very interesting comment on my earlier post What You Are – and What You’re Not: Great post, Trent.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Summer Planning Edition

During this coming summer, I’m departing on a ten day trip to the West Coast, as well as a few other long weekends at various

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