Reader Mailbag: A Holiday Week

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 Bold Truth About Investing

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

Boredom Is Our Enemy

The other day, a friend of mine put up a Facebook update stating that she was incredibly bored. I wrote back and suggested that she

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #47

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.

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Dinner With My Family #37: Ratatouille Pot Pie

Ratatouille Pot Pie Recipe Our garden is producing a few last-minute things – well, mostly onions at this point. Along with that, we have our

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Wedding Favors

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

Some Thoughts on Delayed Gratification

Over the past few years, I’ve come to believe that learning to appreciate delayed gratification is one of the best things a person can learn

Reader Mailbag: Juggling Act

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

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Farmers Market or Gardening

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: Haircut Edition

I love the feel of a simple haircut. I love the sensation of the hair leaving my head. I love running my fingers through my

Is Your Home an Investment?

Monica writes in: Some personal finance books seem to treat a person’s home as an investment. Others don’t treat it that way at all. I’m

What Makes for a Rich Life?

One theme you’ll see pop up time and time again in personal finance and personal growth writing is the idea of a “rich life.” Usually,

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Christmas Lights

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: Dress Up

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 Small Budget Gardener

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

How to Loan Money to Friends and Family

One of my basic rules of personal finance is never loan money to friends or family. It creates a lender-borrower situation that you just don’t

What Should My Net Worth Be?

Earlier today, I was thumbing through the excellent book The Millionaire Next Door, when I came across an interesting discussion about a person’s net worth.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #46

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.

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