12.31.12

Have Fun (365/365)

After an entire year’s worth of frugality tactics, it all comes down to this. Have fun. Thanks to Egan Snow for the image. Whenever you’re

Reader Mailbag: Exercise Tips

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

12.30.12

Share Your Experiences and Frugal Tips (364/365)

It’s easy to find a long list of frugal tactics that work for a general audience. You read through them, discard the majority of them

12.29.12

Keep Trying New Frugal Tactics (363/365)

The number of effective ways to trim your spending is nearly unlimited. You can check out encyclopedic tomes of frugality tips from the library or

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #106

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.

12.28.12

Remember That Time Is Money (362/365)

What is an hour of your time and energy worth? In simplest terms, an hour of your time is worth whatever you’re paid for an

The Value of Non-Financial Investments

The other day, I spent an hour playing an abstract strategy game with my oldest son. After that, I spent roughly the same amount of

12.27.12

Think About Why You Want Something (361/365)

Each year, my extended family usually requests that I make up a wish list at Amazon.com to make it easier for them for gift-giving purchases.

Reader Mailbag: Christmas Week

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

12.26.12

Find Frugal Friends (360/365)

When you spend time with your friends, what do you do? Do you go to each other’s houses for potluck dinners, or do you go

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Havoc Edition

One of my father’s secondary gifts for Christmas is the giant pile of papers and boxes left over after all of his grandchildren come to

12.25.12

Handle a Windfall Intelligently, Too (359/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the challenges of getting a raise. It’s always a good thing to increase your income, but if you make poor financial

Merry Christmas from The Simple Dollar

Here’s hoping you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season! Normal posting resumes this afternoon with the latest entry in the 365 series

12.24.12

Handle a Raise Intelligently (358/365)

A raise is something well worth being proud about. You’ve worked hard and your employer is recognizing that in the clearest way they can –

Reader Mailbag: White Christmas

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

12.23.12

Automatically Sock Away That Savings (357/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the value of properly assessing one’s frugal savings. The question then becomes what we should do with it. When I first

Thoughts on the Four Rules of Cash Flow

A few days ago, I downloaded and tried You Need a Budget 4, a software package that helps people develop a working budget and get

12.22.12

Figure Out Exactly What You Saved (356/365)

Over the final ten days of this year, we’re going to finish off this series by looking at ten tactics that demonstrate how you can

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