Separating the Urgent and the Important

Someone calling you on the phone is urgent, but is it important? Giving your mom a long phone call is important, but is it urgent?

“Live Like No One Else So You Can Live Like No One Else”

The title of this article is my favorite single thing that Dave Ramsey has ever written. The idea here is pretty simple: if you live

Reader Mailbag: In Ten Years…

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: Talent Is Overrated

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

What’s Worth Living For?

Lenny writes in with a fairly distressing email: All of your articles assume a few things, and one of the big ones is hope for

75 Things Worth Watching on Netflix Streaming

I consider Netflix streaming to be one of the best bargains out there in entertainment. For $9 a month (assuming you have a home internet

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #14

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.

04.08.11

Dinner With My Family #13: Fajitas Bonitas

This is one of those dishes that’s surprisingly quick, but tends to be very impressive when it hits the table. I can easily get this

Debt and Marriage: Sharing The Burden

You’re in a relationship. That relationship is starting to get serious. You’re contemplating marriage or some other form of long-term commitment. Now what? Quite often

04.07.11

The Old Green Chair

One of the big fixtures of the first apartment that Sarah and I shared was an extremely bright green chair. This chair had ancient floral-print

Reader Mailbag: Audio

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

Personal Finance and the Idea of Freedom

“Financial freedom” is a concept that’s constantly bandied about among personal finance writers and presenters. I think it’s mostly used because it sounds good: freedom

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Netflix Edition

Earlier this week, I made an offhand reference to the fact that my wife and I have watched several entire sci-fi series on Netflix streaming

04.05.11

“Banking” Meals

One of the biggest challenges I’ve come across since changing my diet has been the struggle to always have ingredients on hand for meals I

Leisure Time, Not Idle Time

As I’ve mentioned before, I was able to create, launch, and build up The Simple Dollar during my leisure time in the evenings after work

04.04.11

Need a Frugal Gift for Someone? Relieve Some of Their Pressure

In July, my wife and I are attending a wedding for a couple that we’re very close to. As that date approaches, the couple is

Reader Mailbag: Conjunctivitis

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: Eat That Frog!

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

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