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Review: 18 Minutes

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. If you’ve read The Simple Dollar for a while, you know that I’m a big believer in the maxim …

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Review: Willpower

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the biggest keys to personal success is found in the title of this book. Willpower. Do you …

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Review: How to Make Money with Social Media

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One common question I get from entrepreneurial readers is how exactly people make money with social media. How can …

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Review: Choosing Simplicity

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the most interesting realizations I’ve ever made about my money-spending habits is that, when I was spending …

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Review: Uncertainty

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. All of us have fears and doubts about what we’re doing and where our future is headed. I know …

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Review: The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. As I can tell you from about three and a half years of personal experience, money management when you’re …

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Review: The Real Cost of Living

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. Most of us, at some point or another in our lives, end up having to make a fundamental choice …

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Review: The Complete TurtleTrader

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. This is an interesting mix of a book. On one hand, it’s something of a book on how to …

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Review: From Bud to Boss

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the best discussions I’ve ever had with a reader was with Emily. Emily worked in an office …

Review: Social Intelligence

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. I’ve often talked about how having a social network that challenges you to improve yourself and encourages you towards …

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Review: Buy, Buy Baby

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the most powerful books I’ve read since starting The Simple Dollar is Juliet Schor’s Born to Buy. …

Review: Financial Recovery

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. Karen McCall has a fairly interesting premise with this book. From her perspective, anyone who is in a challenging …

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Review: Rework

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. I often read business books on the side – you know, books that are mostly about succeeding within a …

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Review: The Entrepreneur Equation

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the biggest reasons that people fail in their entrepreneurial ambitions is that they simply didn’t lay the …

Review: A Commonsense Guide to Your 401(k)

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One common request I get is more discussion on the specifics of retirement plans. For me, whenever someone mentions …

Review: On My Own Two Feet

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. On My Own Two Feet by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar is subtitled A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal …

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Essential Parenting Books

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. On Facebook, Edita asks an entertaining question: “which …

Review: Difficult Conversations

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the most frequent issues that I’m asked about is how exactly to start a conversation about a …

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Review: Save Big

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. So, let’s be clear right off the bat. When I picked up this book, I had no idea who …

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