• Rule #14: Give Without Strings or Regrets.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Charity – in fact, giving of any kind – is …

  • Rule #13: Improve Yourself Every Chance You Get.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Throughout my life, I’ve found that there are two kinds …

  • Rule #12: Build Real Friendships and Relationships.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Many people argue that the fundamental unit of value in …

  • Rule #11: Find and Work Toward Your True Passions.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. I’ve watched it over and over again: the people that …

  • Rule #10: Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Whenever some people see statements like the one above, they …

  • Rule #9: Do It Yourself.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. A couple times this spring, I watched a TruGreen van …

  • Rule #8: Take Care of Your Things.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Whenever I’m in a financially destitute area, I start seeing …

  • Rule #7: Watch Your Progress – But Make It Fun.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. One of the first things I did when I started …

  • Rule #6: Stop Trying to Impress Other People.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. The book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez …

  • Rule #5: Talk About Money (and Be Honest).

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. It’s late April 2006. I’ve finally realized how bad our …

  • Rule #4: Eliminate (and Avoid) High Interest Debt.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. This rule is about as subtle as a sledgehammer, of …

  • Rule #3: Stop Wasting Time.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. I cover time management quite a lot on The Simple …

  • Rule #2: Don’t Over-Think Your Investments.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. I picked up a copy of Money recently and counted …

  • Rule #1: Spend Less Than You Earn.

    A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. If there is a single rule that underlies everything I’ve …