Our Financial Plan for the Next Ten Years

Quite often, I mention that my wife and I are pretty diligent about planning ahead. We have frequent conversations about the future and we’re pretty

Savings for Short Term & Investments for Long Term

Tammy writes in: You often tell people to put money in their savings account if they’re just saving for a year or two, but then

A Memorial Day Tribute to People That Mattered to Me

Memorial Day is a holiday that was originally created to honor deceased soldiers, but has largely grown over the years to honor all deceased people.

Reader Mailbag: Bizarre Weather

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: The 5 Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me

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

Theming in Personal Finance: Do Dave Ramsey and Larry Burkett Work Without Jesus?

A few days ago, I met an employee of a local Christian talk radio station. We had a nice conversation about a variety of things,

Synchronicity

Synchronicity, in the words of Wikipedia, is “the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #21

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.

05.27.11

Dinner with My Family #17: “Magic” Jambalaya

Vegetarian Jambayala Karen writes in: I really like it when you show meals that you can use bits of leftovers in easy. Could you do

The True Nature of Fulfillment

One of the best things I’ve ever posted on The Simple Dollar (in my opinion, anyway) was an article entitled “Some Thoughts on the Fulfillment

Self Discipline and Habits

This morning, I answered a question in the latest Reader Mailbag on self discipline and habits. I’ll reprint the question and answer here for your

Reader Mailbag: The “Good Old Days”

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

It Adds On To Your Career

If I were to go sell my Honda Pilot right now for a new vehicle, I might drive in a bit more comfort, I suppose.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: No Perfect Diet Edition

The more you evaluate the ins and outs of particular diets, the more you discover that there is no “perfect” diet. No matter what “rules”

Robinson Crusoe and Our Journey

This past weekend, I spent some time re-reading a large portion of Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe, which you can read in its entirety

05.24.11

Ten More Giant Money Wasters

A few days ago, CNN Money posted an article listing ten giant money wasters. Here they are, in summary form: 1. ATM fees 2. Lottery

Integrity and Your Goals

Have you ever noticed that, when you’re trying a new diet or a new exercise routine or new spending habits or some other significant restrictive

Reader Mailbag: Weekend Switcheroo

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

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