06.30.11

Four Financial Realities of Being in a Relationship

One of the most common themes I see in questions I receive from readers is an uncomfortable sense of what financial roles are in a

Reader Mailbag: Art Museums

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

Why Care About the Long Term?

Mark sent me an email regarding my recent article, Some Thoughts on the Long Term, in which he asked the following question: I still don’t

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Three Bicycling Tips Edition

I’ve been bicycling a lot this summer after previously not bicycling much at all for several years. I’ve learned three simple things that really make

06.28.11

Career Dreams – In Three Parts

What will I do with my life? How will I leave my mark on the world? These questions have been a constant part of my

The Executor Decision

Recently, someone I care about named me as an executor on their will. This is something of a new experience for me, so I naturally

Improve Cash Flow By Paying Off Low Interest Debts

Quite often, when I write answers to reader mailbag questions, I encourage people to keep pushing hard against their debts no matter the interest rate.

Reader Mailbag: The Band

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 New Good Life

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

Abundance, Scarcity, and the Idea of Being Rich

Whenever I read or hear things about getting rich, the first thing I always think of is how I don’t really understand what “rich” means.

06.25.11

Handling Clogged Drains Frugally

I’m going to be kind and spare you with pictures in this post. Yes, I took them. No, I don’t really think they’re all that

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #25

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.

06.24.11

Dinner With My Family #21: Stone Soup

Stone Soup Recipe One of my children’s favorite bedtime stories is the classic tale Stone Soup. The basic story is as follows: Some travellers come

Financial Goals, Values, and Methods

In a few years, we hope to pay off our home mortgage. After that, we’re intending to save up for a parcel of mostly wooded

Fooling Yourself

One of the first big financial lessons I’ve learned is that you can’t trust your own sense of how good your financial shape is. Almost

Reader Mailbag: Rain

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

Secrets of Money and Life Success

Here are some little thoughts and things that have improved my finances, improved my career, and made my life better over the past decade. Don’t

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Fishing Edition

This past weekend, my five year old son caught six fish. He hauled in more fish than his age. The fish were small ones and

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