Review: Evil Plans

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

Some Thoughts on Entering Drawings

I have several friends who have made something of a hobby of simply trawling the web, looking for sites that are offering giveaways, entering them,

The Tricky Tax Refund

Like many self-employed folks, for me April 15 means a day to write a check to the government. Even if I do manage to get

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #10

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.

03.11.11

Dinner With My Family #9: Spinach and Artichoke Calzone

Spinach and Artichoke Calzone This week, I’m going to take two previous food articles (chicken, broccoli, and mozzarella calzones and fried rice with artichoke hearts)

Make the Goal the Process, Not the Results

Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking a great deal about the goals I’ve set for 2011. For a quick reminder, here they are:

$4 Gas and Fragile Finances

Right now, as I look at AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the nationwide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.53. Just one

Reader Mailbag: Wisconsin Emails

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

03.09.11

Putting Food on the Table in Tough Times

Tony writes in: About two weeks ago, I lost my job. I was being paid cash to do some maintenance work but the guy hiring

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Stomach Flu Edition

Our family has been walloped by some sort of stomach bug the last few days. Our daughter got it, then I got it, then Sarah

Tying Up Loose Ends

It’s much easier to keep your spending and personal finances in control if you’ve done what you can to get your personal life under control.

Some Thoughts on “How to Make Money in Six Easy Steps”

A few days ago, I read Jason Fried’s wonderful article How to Make Money in Six Easy Steps. The article details Fried’s growth as an

Reader Mailbag: Presentation Video

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: Enchantment

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

Walk the Walk Before You Talk the Talk

The other day, I was chatting with someone and I told them that I was a personal finance writer. That person’s eyes got big and

I Don’t Want to Be Your Client. I Don’t Want to Be Your Lender. I Want to Be Your Friend.

Let me make it simple. I do not like mixing financial relationships with friendships. I do not want to be friends with the person that

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #9

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.

03.04.11

Dinner With My Family #8: Fried Rice with Artichoke Hearts

Veggie Fried Rice with Artichoke Hearts Artichoke hearts are one of my favorite foods on earth. Whenever I see fresh artichokes on sale at the

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