The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Biographies Edition

Lately, I’ve been reading biographies by the pound. I’m particularly interested in biographies of people who were involved in creating the modern world: Woodrow Wilson,

Why Are Savings Account Rates So Low?

When I first started The Simple Dollar in late 2006, it was pretty easy to find a savings account that offered a 4% annual return

How to Investigate a Charity

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.11.11

Does Groupon Beat Frugality?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

Reader Mailbag: Podcasts and Writing

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: Difficult Conversations

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

07.10.11

Preserving the Value of Food

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.09.11

Does Frugality Beat Inflation?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #27

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.

07.08.11

Dinner With My Family #23: Zucchini-Quinoa Lasagna

Zucchini-Quinoa Lasagna Recipe One of my favorite food blogs out there is Peas and Thank You, which focuses on healthy cooking with children in mind.

07.08.11

Organic? Vegan? Vegetarian? What Does It Cost?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

A Guide to Selling Unwanted Items

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

Reader Mailbag: Ghosts

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 the Lottery Isn’t the Answer to Your Problems

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Finger Cut Edition

Yesterday, while working on a propane grill, I cut my finger badly enough that a piece of it was actually removed from my finger. It

07.05.11

Handling the Disappointment

For the past month, my family and I had been looking forward to traveling to the Chicago area. We were going to stay for four

How To Start Investing: A Collection of Resources

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

07.04.11

Ten Things College Graduates Need to Know About Finances and Careers

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got

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