02.11.13

The Complete Guide to Home Insurance

Anyone who’s bought a house or has shopped for one knows that homeowners insurance is a fact of life – some might call it a

Lower Monthly Bills Or More Long-Term Money?

Jennifer writes in: My husband and I are shopping very seriously for houses right now. We will likely be in a home by the start

Reader Mailbag: The Innocent Man

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

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #112

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.

02.08.13

Building an Investing Future

John writes in: You’ve mentioned before how a person might slowly build up income-earning investments to provide an income stream for them. How would that

Spending Choices and Steps Toward Maturity

At Christmas, each of our children received a small amount of money as a gift, along with encouragement for them to spend it on whatever

The High Cost of Low-Interest Debt

Lately, I’ve seen many emails from readers asking me whether or not I think a particular debt is “okay” now that interest rates are so

Reader Mailbag: Old Albums

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: Barefoot Edition

Most of the time, when I’m working at home, I’m barefoot. I don’t like wearing socks, even in the heart of winter. During the summer,

Five Red Flags for Bad Financial Advice

Every once in a while, I’ll find myself in an airport or somewhere else where a personal finance or investment program is on television. I’ll

Reader Mailbag: The Neverending To-Do List

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

Five Vital Tactics for Making Self-Employment Work

I’ve been self-employed for almost five years now. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot of things about self-employment. Originally, this article was going to

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #111

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.

Starting Out with an Insurmountable Debt Load

This morning, we talked about the burden of caring for parents and the “sandwich generation.” This afternoon, let’s look at the burdens of younger people.

02.01.13

The Sandwich Generation and You

Recently, I read a fascinating study by the Pew Research Center indicating that somewhere around one in seven adults have simultaneously provided financial assistance to

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