Growing Every Single Day

The one question I ask myself each day as I go to bed is, “Did I grow in some fashion today?” If I can’t answer

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #32

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.

08.12.11

Dinner With My Family #28: Personal Pita Pizzas

Pita Pizza Recipe Pita bread has such a wide variety of uses that we always pick some up if there’s a sale on it. One

08.12.11

Paper Towels and Frugality

For a long time, my wife and I have kept a big pile of rags in our kitchen as a cost-saving strategy. Instead of using

Routine Mistakes

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below. – John Dryden Humans are creatures of habit. We

Reader Mailbag: Debt Ceiling Thoughts

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

Small Steps to Buying a House (and More)

A week or so ago, a friend of mine purchased a house with cash. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but it’s more than roomy

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Catching Up Edition

I spent several hours yesterday just catching up on some of my favorite personal finance and personal growth blogs, bookmarking interesting posts and the like.

08.09.11

Some Thoughts After a Long Vacation

Over the past three weeks, I’ve taken a long vacation. My family and I traveled to the Seattle area to see the sights, visit family,

08.09.11

Unrealistic Returns in Personal Finance Writing

This is an issue that I’ve discussed a few times in reader mailbags, but I continue to receive so many questions about it that I

08.08.11

False Labeling (for Frugality’s Sake)

Madeleine writes in with an interesting thought: When I was younger, my mother used to buy generic versions of things and put the contents into

Reader Mailbag: School

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: Rework

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

08.07.11

Gathering Your Thoughts

In the near future, I have to give a pair of presentations on similar topics, mostly related to online writing, mostly focused on methods for

Two Paths to Financial Success

One of my favorite statements about personal finance is that it all boils down to five simple words. Spend less than you earn. Often, I’ll

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #31

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.

08.05.11

Dinner With My Family #27: Crock Pot Couscous

Crock Pot Couscous Recipe One challenge my wife and I take on (and something that I post about in this series roughly once a month)

The Ten Evils (Part Five)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this

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