Now and Later: The Great Retirement Question

Over the last few months, I’ve read several articles that center around the idea that people should be saving every possible dime that they can

04.21.12

Go Through the “Clutter Attractors” Regularly (111/365)

Everyone has a junk drawer. Some people have a junk closet or a junk room. I have a closet in one upstairs bedroom that accumulates

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #70

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.

04.20.12

Start a “Mail Basket” and Process It Weekly (110/365)

On a typical day, I’ll open the mailbox and find several letters inside. On my way into the house, I’ll shuffle through them and see

Dependency

When I was a young boy, not much older than my own oldest son, there was an adult male in my life that I looked

04.19.12

Every Time You Buy an Item, Get Rid of One (109/365)

I have about two dozen shirts, all told, in my wardrobe. They have various levels of wear on them, from a few that look practically

Reader Mailbag: Listening

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

04.18.12

Borrow Stuff You’ll Only Use Once or Twice (108/365)

Last year, one of our younger neighbors was having some difficulty with her bicycle. She got on it, rode for a little bit, and would

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Strange and Beautiful Day Edition

Every once in a while, you have a day that’s so filled with strange and unusual events that you find yourself just shaking your head

04.17.12

Trim Your Magazine Subscriptions (107/365)

I enjoy reading magazines. A well-written magazine article is a perfect way to learn something new about the world in a relatively quick fashion. A

The AT&T/Verizon Market Share Duopoly (Infographic)

If you’re having a difficult time understanding why you can’t get a lower Verizon bill or lower ATT bill, then take a look at this

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04.16.12

Avoid Printed Documents (106/365)

For us, one of the biggest sources of clutter is printed documents. While we make an effort to keep our important printed documents filed, the

Reader Mailbag: Mowing

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

04.15.12

Don’t Replace Clutter with More Clutter (105/365)

The first time Sarah and I did a big de-cluttering of our home, we were kind of stunned with how empty our home felt. We

If I Had It To Do All Over Again, Would I Do Anything Different?

Jennifer sent me a great email recently that included this question: Your effort in getting out of debt has been a great inspiration to me

04.14.12

Put a “Sell By” Date on It (104/365)

As you go through the de-cluttering process, you’re going to find things that you’re simply unsure about. Should you keep it? Should you get rid

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #69

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.

04.13.12

Donate to Goodwill (or Your Thrift Store of Choice) (103/365)

You’ve sold items from your clutter individually. You’ve sold some more in bulk. You’ve hosted a yard sale. After all this, you still have some

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