Reader Mailbag: Hand in Glove

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 Power of Full Engagement

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

12.11.11

Savings Account as Investment

Quite often, I’ll get emails from readers saying that they’re looking to invest their money and that the money they want to invest is currently

12.10.11

Wrapping Paper Alternatives

One common theme in the emails I get this time of year is the cost of wrapping paper. Many people find it difficult to swallow

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #50

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.

12.09.11

The Soup Kitchen

From about mid-October to roughly the end of March, we have some form of soup for dinner two or three times a week. It’s incredibly

12.09.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Space Heaters

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

12.08.11

Planning a Group Vacation

Two summers ago, my wife, my children, my parents and I all traveled to Texas together, in part to visit relatives but also to enjoy

Reader Mailbag: Book Suggestions

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

Developing Self-Control and Perseverance

Laurie writes in: My main observation though is the constant path of self control and perseverance you seem to follow. I commend you highly for

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Struggling to Write Edition

Whenever there’s a challenge going on in my life, I find it much harder to write. I find my thoughts drifting away from the words

Remembrance

A few days ago, my wife’s aunt passed away. She was a wonderful woman. She possessed an incredibly positive spirit, even though her life had

Your “Someday” List Can Change Your Life

Whenever I think of something I’d love to do if only I had the time, I write it down in a little notebook I have

12.05.11

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Home Photo Printing

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 Day with Mom

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 Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

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

12.04.11

Dressing for Success and Career Goals

I got a great email recently from Marjorie: My husband’s father just gave him a huge speech about how he doesn’t dress appropriately for work

Van Gogh’s Tenacity

Self Portrait (1887) by Vincent van Gogh, image courtesy David Flam Vincent van Gogh spent most of his life destitute. The one woman he loved

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