10.31.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Making Your Own Noodles

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: Trick or Treat

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: 18 Minutes

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

The Power of Your Boss

When I worked for an employer, one thing that sometimes frustrated me was having a boss. Although we had a good relationship, there were often

Shifting from Short Term to Long Term Thinking

When I stand in a bookstore (or a clothing store or whatever it is that excites you) and ask myself what I want right now,

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #44

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.

10.28.11

The Small Economies of Pleasure

Dinner with My Family is taking a one week break this week. Most of the time, when people mention frugality, the first thing that comes

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Energy-Efficient Clothes Washing

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 Changing Value of Hard Work

I received a very thought-provoking email from Elizabeth recently: I think you’re spot on about hard work, and it’s too often overlooked. But I also

Reader Mailbag: Project Planning

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

10.26.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Investment Fees

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: Naptime Edition

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a half-hour long power nap in the middle of the day. It’s exactly as it sounds: I’m trying to sleep

Playing the “What If?” Game

The “what if?” game is a scary game to play, but it’s an important one. What if I lose my job? What if I get

The Secret Ingredient to Financial and Career Success

There actually is a single secret ingredient to financial success. It’s extremely similar to the secret ingredient for career success, too. Yet so many people

10.24.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Making Your Own Salsa

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: A Weekend Away

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: Willpower

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

10.23.11

Help! I Don’t Know What Retirement Plan You’re Talking About!

Connie writes in: Roth, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), FERS, TSP – what on earth does it all mean? I know they all have to do with

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