Six Reasons Why I Don’t Want a Luxury Car – Ever

A while back, I read a “wonderful” article over at Forbes entitled “Ten Reasons to Buy a Luxury Car.” Such important factors as “prestige” and

Is Self-Employment Risky?

It was just under five years ago that I made the decision to step away from a secure full-time job to become self-employed. It was


Some Thoughts on Shopping with Children

I have three children under the age of eight. The prospect of taking them all to the grocery store for a weekly grocery trip is

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #107

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.


Investing Advice For Indirect (or No) Financial Returns

When a person is free from debt and is earning more than they spend, the natural thing to do is to turn to investment advice.

Living Below Your Means Is a Challenge For Everyone

The single biggest challenge for an individual trying to get control over their finances is not their income level. It’s their financial literacy and their

Reader Mailbag: Sledding

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


Finding Frugality in the Common Routines

Our lives are enormous collections of routines. On a typical morning, I get out of bed, put on adequate clothes to be presentable if I

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Resolution Revolution Edition

After my recent discussion about my changing perspectives on resolutions, I thought I’d dig into the thoughts others have on resolutions for the coming year


Correcting the Wrong Money Lessons

My two oldest children are in elementary school. They have a wide range of classmates from different ethnic, political, social, and economic backgrounds in their

My Resolution Revolution

In years past, I’ve started off the new year by listing some goals for the coming year. Last year, I set a weight loss goal

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