Reader Mailbag: Homebrew Plant Care

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

05.13.12

Never Be an Early Adopter (133/365)

In April 2010, Apple’s iPad debuted. Depending on the exact model you purchased, it set you back around $500. In March 2011, the iPad 2

A Sunburn and Two Post-It Notes

This morning, I took all three of my children with me to the grocery store, where we bought food for the next two weeks or

05.12.12

Sign Up for Automatic Repayment Plans for Student Loans (132/365)

One of the best decisions I made during my years of poor finances after college was to sign up for the automatic loan repayment program

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #73

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.

05.11.12

Ask About Fees When Shopping for Loans (131/365)

On the radio in our car, the first two programmed buttons are set to NPR and to a local talk radio station that features a

Generics: Six I Buy, Six I Avoid

Generic and store brand products can be a very nice money saver. If you can save a dollar or two by buying a generic item

05.10.12

Be Accountable – Use Your Family and Friends (130/365)

When you first make the decision to take control of your debts and your financial situation, the change can be really exciting. You’re personally motivated

Reader Mailbag: Hand Sanitizer

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

05.09.12

Don’t Sign Up For Store Credit Cards Just for That One Time Bonus (129/365)

A few weeks ago, I had to buy a new belt. My old one was simply on the verge of falling apart and belts are

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

In the last few days, I’ve attended and coached multiple youth soccer games, taken a group of children to the zoo, entertained a much-loved houseguest,

05.08.12

Use a Credit Card That Actually Benefits You (128/365)

It’s very easy to get into a routine with a credit card. Perhaps you signed up for one in college or took the first offer

Unexpected Abundance and Clutter

When I was in high school, my parents wound up with a bunch of cases of Dial soap that they got for free. They filled

05.07.12

Pay Off Your Whole Credit Card Balance Each Month (127/365)

Credit cards are like sharp knives. They’re wonderful tools, but they can damage you badly if you use them incorrectly. Whenever I hear from someone

Reader Mailbag: Houseguests

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

05.06.12

Know Your Credit Report and What It Means (126/365)

First and foremost, ignore those ads from freecreditreport.com and freecreditscore.com and the like. Ignore them. All they do is require you to sign up for

Three Things

When I was about fourteen, I watched a cancer-stricken Jim Valvano give an amazing speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards. That speech has stuck with

05.05.12

Try Using the Snowflake Method (125/365)

When most people construct and start executing their debt repayment plan, they get excited. They see the giant iceberg of debt that’s been blocking up

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons