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Don’t Expect God Alone to Fix Your Financial Problems

Let’s start this off with a disclaimer: I’m not the world’s most religious woman. I believe in God – the idea that we have a

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Just a Little Patience: 14 Ways to Develop Restraint

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about nine techniques I was using to teach myself patience, because patience was (and still is)

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Jewels of Financial Wisdom From Ancient Religious Texts

There are a few basic tenets to follow if you want to grow your wealth without compromising your integrity: Save more than you earn. Watch

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How to Avoid Beating Yourself Up Over Little Mistakes

I have this little voice in my head that likes to slam me for the missteps I make. If I eat too much at supper,

01.17.17
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Using Mini-Games for Financial and Personal Improvement

Let me tell you three little stories about myself from the last few months. * * * I was invited to a party with about

12.31.16
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How I Use Evernote, My Most Essential Free Online Tool

A few weeks ago, I answered a mailbag question from Jim, who wanted to know how I use Evernote. I gave him an answer that

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How to Create and Succeed at Personal and Financial Goals in the Coming Year

Goals have been a central part of my personal, professional, and financial successes for as long as I can remember. I remember setting personal goals

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What’s Next? Finding Goals and Ambition When You’ve Conquered Challenges

Readers of The Simple Dollar find themselves at many different points on their financial journey. Some people are just realizing for the first time that

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How a Meaningful Morning Routine Can Set The Stage for Financial, Professional, and Personal Success

The first few hours of each of my days are set in stone. I wake up at 6 AM on the dot. (Some mornings, I

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Connected: Developing Intrinsic and Extrinsic Connections to Your Key Financial, Professional, and Life Goals

Goals are a major part of my life. I’ve found, particularly over the last ten years, that setting personal and professional goals and achieving them

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Coming to Terms with Letting Others Down Because of My Past Financial Mistakes

It is impossible to look back at the state of my life when I was at my financial low point and not feel some degree

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12 Key Principles of Goal-Oriented Personal Finance

Different people approach personal finance in different ways. Some people simply like to follow “rules,” like “put 10% of your money toward retirement” or “spend

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How Stoicism’s Principles Can Help You Transform Your Financial Life

Some of you may remember that, a few years ago, I wrote a three part series on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance. I read it

06.25.16
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Depression, Spending, and Bad Money Behaviors

Can you imagine walking through your entire life… in two feet of water? You’re commuting to work in water, walking up the stairs to your office

06.11.16
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The Tools I Use to Manage Work, Money, and Life

Every year or two since I started The Simple Dollar, I’ve sat down and reviewed the wide variety of tools – both electronic and otherwise

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You Can’t Buy What You Want To Be

Almost everyone has an idealized picture of who they’d like to be. It’s a picture that they measure up to in some ways and fall

04.25.16
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Crossing the Line From Frugal to Cheap

When I was playing professional basketball in Israel, I would go to the grocery store every Wednesday after practice. I liked going to the huge,

04.17.16
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How Our Financial Goals Have Changed After 10 Years of Marriage

In December, my husband and I celebrated 10 wonderful years of marriage. And after looking back on all of the memories, the triumphs, and the disappointments