Health Insurance and Downgrading Your Job

In April 2010, my wife made the choice to step away from her job for the rest of the year in order to be a

Is This Moving You Towards Your Goals?

Whenever I consider whether or not I should be doing something, I ask myself a very simple question. Is this moving me towards my goals?

Reader Mailbag: Communication

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

Insights from Warren Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders

For the last few years, I’ve been enjoying reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. These letters are full of interesting nuggets and

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Politics Edition

Because some aspects of personal finance overlap with politics, I’m often asked what my political views are, particularly on specific issues. I usually don’t feel


Downgrading Your Job, Not Your Life

In March 2008, I walked away from a great job into a writing career path that, at the time, paid me about 50% of what


“What Kind of Weirdo Makes Their Own Toothpaste?” A Case for Making Your Own Things

Yes, that quote in the title came from a reader who apparently stumbled upon the site in the last week for the first time and

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