03.04.17
hiking through a valley

Inspiration from Agnes Obel, Marcus Aurelius, Kurt Vonnegut, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

02.11.17
tired mom with daughter on top of her

Inspiration from Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, Blaise Pascal, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

01.07.17
carrie fisher as princess leia in Star Wars: A New Hope

Inspiration from Socrates, Abraham Lincoln, Carrie Fisher, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

12.03.16
Galileo and pupil

Inspiration from Galileo, John McWhorter, Robert Louis Stevenson, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

child holding homemade birthday cake

Ten Lessons, Ten Years

It was roughly ten years ago that I launched The Simple Dollar. It wasn’t a smooth rollout, so pointing to a single day as “launch

11.05.16
gluten free muffin recipe perfectly peach muffins

Inspiration from Alan Watts, Henry David Thoreau, Stutterer, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

10.01.16
statue

Inspiration from Andrew Sullivan, Dan Harris, Albert Camus, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

woman reading a book

The Personal Canon: Core Works of Art We Return to Time and Again for Inspiration

By Jon Gorey, Drew Housman, and Trent Hamm There’s something beautiful about the idea of refining an experience — that you can take the same walk to

09.03.16
pasta in a jar

Inspiration from Mike Birbiglia, Richard Needham, Etenesh Diro, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

08.06.16
young girl holding butterfly

Inspiration from Pat Summitt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

07.02.16
slipping off balance beam

Inspiration from Jacob Frey, Dale Carnegie, Marcus Aurelius, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

06.04.16
mowing lawn

Inspiration from Aristophanes, The Staples Sisters, Benjamin Franklin, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

05.14.16
beer.homebrew

Inspiration from E.B. White, C.S. Lewis,The Avett Brothers, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

04.02.16
Memories Frugal

Inspiration from Carl Sandburg, Cory Booker, Jean-Luc Picard and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

03.05.16
50 in candles

Inspiration from Dylan Moran, John Adams, Eric Hoffer, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

02.13.16
Bedroom at Arles

Inspiration from Eva Cassidy, Sal Khan, Jimmy Carter, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

fred rogers

Inspiration from Fred Rogers, Benjamin Franklin, David Foster Wallace, Marcus Aurelius and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

12.27.15
52 week money challenge save a dollar

New Year’s Resolutions: Six Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Challenge

New Year’s is nearly upon us, and with it the chance to start fresh and make some changes in our lives. The most common New Year’s resolution is to

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