09.10.12

Shop Around for Homeowners and Automobile Insurance (253/365)

Obviously, you should shop around for any type of insurance, but these are the most common types of insurance that people have, usually because they’re

Reader Mailbag: Fall Camping

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

09.09.12

Drop Collision and Comprehensive Coverage on Very Old Vehicles (252/365)

When I was in high school, I had a 1985 Buick Skyhawk. It was more than a decade old, and it showed every rough mile

09.08.12

Consider Long-Term Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance (251/365)

Long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance are difficult issues to talk about. For starters, there are many situations where these types of insurance are

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #90

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.

09.07.12

Buy a Longer-Term Policy (250/365)

When I sat down to buy a term life insurance policy, I did my homework. I looked at the offerings of a lot of different

The Primacy and Recency Effect and Your Next Purchase

Let’s just start off by answering the obvious question: what are the primacy effect and the recency effect? The primacy effect means that people tend

09.06.12

Buy Term Life Insurance (249/365)

When Sarah and I had our first child, we began to think seriously about what would happen if one of us were to die early

Reader Mailbag: The Bedtime Routine

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

09.05.12

Know Your Reasons for Insuring (248/365)

Insurance is a reality of modern life. Many state laws require homeowners and automobile insurance. On top of that, most people have health insurance and

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Reading Edition

My oldest son is progressing like crazy with his reading skills. He’s reached the point where he can piece through a lot of picture books,

09.04.12

Downgrade Your Home (247/365)

We live in a home with two stories and a finished basement. It’s a nice home, one that we’re all comfortable living in. However, if

09.04.12

Money Down the Drain: Water Conservation and Your Wallet

Does conserving water save real money? Never mind the environmental questions. What does it cost your wallet if you waste a gallon of water? The

09.03.12

Rent Out Unused Rooms (246/365)

Right now, we live in a four bedroom house. Soon, it may become a five bedroom house. That makes sense, because we have five people

Reader Mailbag: Grilled Fish

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

09.02.12

Consider an Alternative Living Situation (245/365)

In most American family homes, you’ll find one or two adults, sometimes paired with some number of children. Anything outside of that is often considered

Good Credit Card Basics

I am frequently asked what my views are on credit cards and their usage. Do I need to have a credit card? Is it okay

09.01.12

Consider Building Yourself (244/365)

Often, when someone decides that they’re ready for a home of their own, they start hitting the real estate listings and looking at houses. In

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