Financial Media, Press Releases, Hype, and Your Money

When I first started writing The Simple Dollar, I was a big proponent of financial publications like Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s, SmartMoney, and so on. I

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Back Pain Edition

On Sunday, I twisted my back stepping out of the shower, pulling a muscle. By Tuesday, my back felt mostly better. I’m my son’s soccer


Got Unused Vacation Time? Put It to Use with a Personal Sabbatical

In September 2004, I was about to leave my first post-college job. My boss at that time – who happens to be one of the

The Simple Dollar Personal Finance Seminar

During the past month, I’ve been having some very casual discussions with an organization that handles the infrastructure of seminar programs for people who wish

Reader Mailbag: Friendships

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: Be CentsAble

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

Making Today Your Masterpiece

As I’ve mentioned a few times on The Simple Dollar, one of the few heroes I have is John Wooden, the former basketball coach at

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