Starting Something From Nothing

I mentioned a while back that I had some big plans in place for 2012 with regards to some projects for The Simple Dollar. I

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #43

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.

10.21.11

Dinner With My Family #36: Wisconsin Farmhouse Chowder

Wisconsin Chowder Recipe As we slip deeper and deeper into fall, our family is starting to eat more cold weather food – thicker soups and

Some Thoughts on Handling Life’s Crossroads

Every so often, we’re met with a situation in our lives that represents a seriously life alteration. If we go one way, our whole life

Reader Mailbag: Difficult Things to Write

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

10.19.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? VoIP Options Versus a Landline

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: Future Plans Edition

This past week, I spent several hours putting together a detailed plan for some interesting things for The Simple Dollar through the end of 2012.

Nine Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Life

A few days ago, a friend of mine made a comment that stuck with me. He said that his life felt like it was stuck

Some Thoughts on Magazine Subscriptions

Kelly writes in: Do you subscribe to any magazines? Why? Do you find enough value in them to be worth the cost? This was originally

10.17.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Meal Mixes

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: Occupation

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: How to Make Money with Social Media

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

Do Something Different

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” – Ralph Waldo Emerson People often ask me why I seem to enjoy frugality so much.

Rethinking a Hobby

Kevin writes in: I love what you write about keeping your hobbies and interests, but I have a bit of a different problem. When I

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #41

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.

10.14.11

Dinner With My Family #35: Peanut Butter and Apple Wraps

Peanut Butter and Apple Wraps This week’s goal was simple. What sort of healthy lunch can we make with the stuff on hand that’s in

10.14.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Riding a Bicycle

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

A Dose of Financial Reality

Anna writes in: I’m amazed at how many people who write into your mailbags have enormous student loan debts and mortgages. I know that prices

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