The Life Map: Connecting Your Daily Activities And Spending To Your Lifelong Goals And Dreams

Over the weekend, I participated in a really interesting activity that reinvigorated me to keep working towards my lifelong goals and dreams. It took some


Crisis Management: When A Disaster Causes Your Expenses To Exceed Your Income

Every once in a while, life will deal us a disaster: someone dies, the primary household income disappears, or a major benefactor stops paying for


The Money Savvy Pig and My Son’s Allowance

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to teach my son about money. I’ve looked at a lot of different resources that could teach

When Your Investment Income Covers Your Living Expenses

About a month and a half ago, I read Your Money or Your Life and found it to be a relevatory experience (check out my

It’s Not Just Another Raise: Turning That Cost Of Living Increase Into Your Dreams

At the start of 2007, many Americans received a welcome addition to their paycheck: a cost of living raise. This raise is a small percentage

How To Get Off The Paycheck-To-Paycheck Treadmill In Just Six Months

It’s scary: according to Money Magazine, 65% of Americans are in a financial situation where they are less than one paycheck away from financial meltdown.


Personal Finance For College Students

A well-known writeup on software development stated the following: Your “use case” should be, there’s a 22 year old college student living in the dorms.

Emergency Funds: How and Why You Should Get Started Right Now

Over and over again, I’ve referred to the value of an emergency fund without really explaining what it is and how you can get one.

Is Stock Investing Really The Best Way To Go?

Over the last several months, I’ve read a ton of personal finance material, and it all keeps coming back to the same idea that basically

GTD, Personal Finance Style

I’ve been a long-time fan of GTD, an action management method that relies on the idea that a person succeeds when they get tasks out

How To Feel Happier About Not Spending Money

There is a connection between our emotions and our money, a link that is preyed upon countless times each day by advertisers promising to trade

How To Calculate Your Net Worth

I receive lots of emails like this one from Edward, asking about how to calculate your net worth: I love your site. I have a

Money and Depression

I have a confession to make. The last few months have been the happiest for me in several years. I am convinced that the biggest


What Can I Do Today To Make Me Rich In The Future?

In an ever-changing fast-paced world, most of us are accustomed to doing things now, and long-term financial planning is often difficult for us to wrap

Lying About Money – And Telling The Truth

In some ways, most of us lie about money. We create an appearance to others of having more than we do in order to build

When Should I Begin Investing?

Lots of people who begin putting their financial house in proper order quickly begin to wonder when they should start investing in high-return items with

Readers Reveal Painful Truths About Credit Card Debt

Recently, several readers of The Simple Dollar have emailed me and asked questions about managing and reorganizing their debt. These individuals are trying to find

Time, Money, and Values

I used to feel really guilty about the ways in which I spent my money. My solution to this guilt was to spend even more

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