08.31.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Finding Cheap Gas

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Iowa Politicking Edition

One very interesting part of living in Iowa (a facet that I imagine is really only shared with residents of New Hampshire) is the huge

08.30.11

Underemployment

About twelve years ago, I had a job as a computer lab monitor at the college I attended. The job was easy. All I had

A Different Way of Thinking about Your Debts

If you take out a $200,000 loan for 30 years at 4.5% interest, how much in debt are you? Some might argue that you’re only

08.29.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Dishwasher Detergent

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning

Reader Mailbag: Long Weekend

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: Social Intelligence

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

Balancing Giving and Saving

Sharon writes in: How do you manage the balance between saving for the future and for your own personal goals with a desire to give

Rethinking Your Rules

Right now, as you’re reading this, you’re completely in control of this moment, limited only by your absolute physical limitations. You can choose to keep

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #34

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.

08.26.11

Dinner With My Family #30: Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Bell peppers are appearing by the dozen in neighborhood gardens, which means it’s time to figure out some great uses for

08.26.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Hot Water or the Microwave

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning

Making Plans for a Muddy Future

Ellen writes in: I’ve been reading The Simple Dollar for a long time. It’s pretty hard not to notice a few central themes in what

Reader Mailbag: Educational Television

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

08.24.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Airline Tickets

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Kindergarten Edition

Rather than spending the day at daycare or at preschool until his mother picked him up after school, our son now comes home on the

08.23.11

Preparing for Your Next Act

A few days ago, I was standing by the bus stop waiting for my oldest child to arrive home from one of his first days

Money Isn’t the Root of All Evil

I just received an email from a concerned friend of mine who had never read The Simple Dollar before. I asked for permission to share

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