08.10.12

28 Great Books You Can Read For Free

A few years ago, I received a Kindle as a gift from my wife. It’s a pretty nifty little device, perfectly designed for reading the

08.09.12

Schedule Regular Medical and Dental Checkups (221/365)

Most medical insurance packages cover regular medical and dental check-ups for the people that they cover. Even though there’s nothing wrong at all with the

Reader Mailbag: Old School

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

08.08.12

Sleep More (220/365)

The National Sleep Foundation suggests that the average adult should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. For a long time, six to

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Travel Edition

Over a three-and-a-half week period, our family is jamming in a trip to northern Iowa/southern Minnesota, a trip to Seattle, a trip to Chicago, and

08.07.12

Eliminate Smoking and Minimize Drinking (219/365)

Whenever you consume something, it has some cost. In the immediate sense, you have to pay for what you just consumed. You bought the beverage,

08.07.12

Should I Give My Adult Children Cash Gifts?

Monica writes in: Some of your recent articles have touched on an issue that has really troubled me for a while. I have two children,

08.06.12

Eat Breakfast Every Day (218/365)

How on earth is this a money-saving tip? Eating a meal that many people skip? Really? Believe it or not, eating a healthy and well-balanced

Reader Mailbag: Mockingbird Hill

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

08.05.12

Drink More Water (217/365)

Water from your tap is perhaps the best bargain out there for your diet, your health, and your wallet. For the volume of water that

Unsustainable

Have you ever had people in your life whose financial situation made no sense whatsoever to you from the outside? There’s a family I know

08.04.12

Practice Good Hygiene (216/365)

Much like yesterday’s entry on washing your hands, this feels like a common sense tactic. Good hygiene is something most of us learned before we

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #85

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.

08.03.12

Wash Your Hands (215/365)

Washing your hands? Really? It seems like something that’s incredibly obvious and perhaps bordering on stupid. Most of us were taught in childhood to wash

The Levels of Thinking About Money (and Life)

Over the past few years, few books have impacted my thinking quite like David Allen’s Making It All Work. The idea behind Making It All

08.02.12

Use Your Flexible Spending Account (214/365)

Flexible spending accounts for health care are becoming a very common benefit that employers provide for their employees. These accounts can be a money-saver, but

Reader Mailbag: Political Ads

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

08.01.12

Eat a Balanced Diet (213/365)

“Eat a balanced diet” is one of the simplest pieces of health advice that medical professionals dispense on their patients. For the most part, it

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