02.11.12

Eliminate One of Your Cars Entirely (41/365)

Over the last few days, I’ve talked about a lot of options that you can use to get to work and run errands without the

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #59

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.

02.10.12

Use a Bicycle (40/365)

The winter is easily my least favorite season. It is very difficult to be outside for a long period of time when the temperature is

Letting Go of the Past

When I was a boy, one of the biggest things my father and I shared was baseball. We would listen to all of the Chicago

02.09.12

Carpool (39/365)

Yesterday, I wrote about how taking public transportation can save you money even if you just let a car sit in the driveway while taking

Reader Mailbag: Time Conflict

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

02.08.12

Use Public Transportation (38/365)

When I was in college – and for the first several months of my post-college career – I was an avid user of public transportation.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Marriage Advice Edition

If I had to give someone advice on how to keep a marriage in good shape, here’s what it would be. Every day, do two

02.07.12

Practice Good Gas Conservation Habits (37/365)

One of the fun things about my wife’s car is that it has a constant readout of the miles per gallon on the dashboard. It

Following the Time Trail and Downgrading Subscriptions

In the past few months, we’ve ended our subscription to GameFly, reduced our subscription to Netflix to streaming-only, stopped receiving four magazines, and given away

02.06.12

Minimize Your Load (36/365)

Depending on the specific model, your car loses 1-2% fuel efficiency for every 100 pounds of extra weight in the car. That’s a surprising amount

Reader Mailbag: Saint Bernards

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

02.05.12

Use the Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedule (35/365)

Of all the useful specific pieces of information in your car’s manual, the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule is perhaps the most useful. It tells you exactly

Ten Personal Finance and Career Books You Should Read

I’ve decided to discontinue the weekly book reviews for the time being. I have reviewed hundreds of personal finance books over the years and, frankly,

02.04.12

Don’t Get an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles (34/365)

Whenever I go get an oil change (often, whenever I find myself with a good coupon to a local oil change service provider), I always

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #58

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.

02.03.12

Buy the Cheap Gas (33/365)

I’ve turned the regular fluctuation of gas prices at the gas station fairly near our home (the one mentioned yesterday) into a game of sorts

Figuring Out What’s Really Important

Whenever I spend time thinking about my life, I get caught up in a lot of ideals. I think about writing a great novel. I

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