Reader Mailbag: Reader Emails

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

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Art Supply Edition

Our children engage in so many art projects that we keep a small corner in our dining room set aside for their miscellaneous art supplies

01.29.13

How to Replace Your Computer Inexpensively

For most of us, the desire to replace our computer comes about due to one of two things. Either there’s a hardware failure or there’s

Five Steps to Escaping the Nightmare

Mel writes in: For the past six months, I’ve been getting letters from creditors in the mail. I don’t want to read them because the

My Five Tenets of Financial Independence

“Financial independence” is a term that I often use on The Simple Dollar to describe my primary long-term goal when it comes to my finances.

Reader Mailbag: Ice Storm

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

The Beauty of the Open-Ended Creative Project

My children spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning designing their own boardgame. The supplies they used for the game design were simple – several pieces

01.27.13

Retirement Investing Obsession

Vitaly writes in: My problem is that I can’t stop looking at my retirement accounts. Whenever I see an investment option that’s doing a little

Career Risk Without Risking Family Finances

A few days ago, I had a long conversation with an old friend about a difficult career decision he was facing. He needed to decide

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #110

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.

01.25.13

Online Buying, Impulse Control, and Amazon.com

Recently, I listened to a story on NPR (for the life of me, I can’t find a link to it on their website) where developers

Adding Flex to a Budget

When Sarah and I first started our financial recovery, we tried out several different budgeting tactics. We made up a very detailed budget in a

Reader Mailbag: Coffee Can Savings

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

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: No Series Edition

With the end of the television series Fringe, I just realized that I am not actively watching any television series right now. There is truly

The First Steps Toward Passive Income

Before we even get started on this topic, let’s back up and look at what passive income is. I’ve seen a lot of different definitions

Reader Mailbag: Ingress

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

Saving for Future Uncertainty

I’m at a pretty content point in my life. We have no debts. Our home is paid for. I have work that I’m happy with

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #109

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.

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