Reader Mailbag: Children and Productivity

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

DIY Repairs to Keep Your Car Insurance Rates Low

For More Free Online Car Insurance Quotes, Visit Our Car Insurance Resource Center. After you’ve shopped and scoured for the best discounts, the lowest rates,

How To Lower Home Insurance Costs in a Few Steps

Insurance can be thought of as the expensive but necessary hassle that ensures you aren’t wiped out by an unfortunate series of events. But for

Alternative Medicine and Your Health Insurance

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide In recent years, the number of Americans that use alternative medicine has recorded steady

Offset Funeral Costs with Life Insurance

Compare Life Insurance by Visiting Our Life Insurance Resource Center. Planning our own funeral or making plans for our own post-mortem is uncomfortable. But, as

02.27.13

The Fallback Question

For many people, the interesting career path that they feel most passionate about is one fraught with risk. Entrepreneurship. The creative arts. Professional sports. All

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Questionable Weather Forecasts Edition

Last week, the local weather forecasts were predicting a giant winter storm. Some forecasts were projecting as much as twenty inches of snow in our

Denied Health Insurance Coverage? PCIPs Can Help

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide By the Census Bureau’s last count, forty-eight million Americans lacked health insurance. And as

02.26.13

Teaching Kids How to Shop Around

Frugality is a toolset that anyone can use to squeeze more out of their dollars, and shopping around is just one of those tools. One

02.26.13

Renters Insurance: Why It’s Worth It

Being a renter often means having fewer things to worry about. Got a plumbing issue? Call the landlord to fix it. The refrigerator in your

02.26.13

An Example of Dividend Stock Investing

Several people have written to me recently asking me how exactly investing in dividend-paying stocks actually works. I thought I’d walk through this in a

The Personal Finance Number That Matters the Most

Personal finance is a numbers game. As much as I like to vouch for the “personal” part of personal finance, it’s only half of the

Reader Mailbag: Hostage Chess

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 Fear

Every single time I sit down to write an article for The Simple Dollar, I think of two things. The first thing I think of

A Deeper Look at the Average American’s Budget

Recently, I came across this wonderful graphic over at The Credit Blog that spells out how the average American spends their paycheck: I actually pointed

02.23.13

Four Big Things To Do Today That Will Change Your Financial Situation

Want some action points today that can change your financial situation pretty rapidly? Willing to make a few big changes to your life? Here are

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #114

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.

02.22.13

Bulk Buying Versus Overconsumption

I love orange juice. I just love the stuff. When there’s orange juice in the fridge, I am constantly tempted to pull out the container

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