09.30.11

Dinner With My Family #33: Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo Recipe At this point in late September, we’re starting to reach that point of using what things are still coming in from the

09.30.11

Some Thoughts on Bank of America’s Debit Card Fee Plan

I woke up to several emails this morning about Bank of America’s new plan to charge a $5 monthly fee to debit card users if

A Budget Is Only What You Make of It

Jenny writes in with an interesting question that was originally in this morning’s mailbag, but my answer became long enough that I decided to make

Reader Mailbag: School Lunch

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

09.28.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Electric and Gas Lawnmowing

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: How I Round Up Edition

How do I select the links that I use in the weekly roundup? Each day, I visit quite a few personal finance blogs and blogs

The Waiting Game

Recently, a friend of mine offered up an interesting thought on personal finance issues: “You know what the worst part about getting your money straight

The Products You Buy

The products you buy will not make you smarter. They will not make you successful. They will not make you more attractive. They will not

09.26.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Making Your Own Clothes

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: Parenting

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 Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed

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

Appreciate What You Have, Don’t Sweat What You Don’t Have

A few days ago, I had a chat with someone in my community who reads The Simple Dollar. During the conversation, he asked me what

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #38

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.

09.23.11

Spreading Out Your Grocery Shopping

Dinner with My Family is on a one week hiatus (which is party explained below). It will return next week. Over the last month, Sarah

09.23.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Canning Fruits and Vegetables

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

How to Save for Multiple Goals at the Same Time

Shannon writes in with a great question: I’m trying to figure out how exactly I should save for several goals that I have. Here are

Reader Mailbag: Sick Child

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

09.21.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Juicing and Blending

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

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