Ten Pieces of Inspiration #72

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.

05.04.12

Construct Your Debt Repayment Plan (124/365)

In my opinion, if you’re in a financial hole, constructing a debt repayment plan is the single strongest step you can take. It creates a

The Saving Collective

Recently, I read a wonderful article in The Atlantic entitled How the Other Half Saves: Financial Planning on $2 a Day. The article focused on

05.03.12

Switch to Only Using Cash and Checks for a Year (123/365)

One of the biggest mental tricks that credit cards (and debit cards, for that matter) plays on our minds is that they make the use

Reader Mailbag: Free Will Donations

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

05.02.12

Resist Temptation to Use Your Credit Card Once You Pay It Down (122/365)

For a lot of people, debt is a cycle. They’ll spend themselves to the breaking point, watching their credit card balances surge. Then, once they

05.02.12

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Studies estimate that stress, symptoms from fatigue, and exhaustion cost US businesses up to $300 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. In the wake

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rain and Sports Edition

One of the big challenges of outdoor youth sports is dodging the inevitable spring rainfalls. We’ll have a practice or two and I’ll see some

05.01.12

Confront the Credit Card Companies (121/365)

For most people, the debt that really tips things from a manageable situation into a very challenging one is credit card debt. Credit cards are

Cutting Down the Options

When a person signs up for their 401(k), they’re often hit with an onslaught of options. What percentage do they want deducted? Which of these

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