• The Ultimate Guide to Selecting a Financial Planner

    Welcome to the latest installment in my “ultimate guide” series, where I attempt to lay out all of the things you need to know and consider when making a purchasing decision or a personal finance move. You can check out the “Ultimate Guide” archives for a full selection of these guides. Today, we’re taking a …

  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying in Bulk

    Over the last several years, Sarah and I have become reasonably skillful practitioners in the art of buying items in bulk, through trial and error. Our goal, of course, is to save money. A well-executed bulk purchase of an item can save you a lot of money. A poorly-executed one, though, can cost you money, …

  • The Ultimate Guide to Background Checks for Individuals

    Welcome to the fourth entry in my “Ultimate Guide” series here on The Simple Dollar. If you want to hop back to the first three, here are some quick links: Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Term Life Insurance Policy Ultimate Guide to Choosing an Internet Service Provider Ultimate Guide to Amazon Discounts This fourth entry …

  • The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Term Life Insurance Policy

    Welcome to the third entry in my “Ultimate Guide” series here on The Simple Dollar. If you want to hop back to the first two, here are some quick links: Ultimate Guide to Choosing an Internet Service Provider Ultimate Guide to Amazon Discounts Today, we’re taking a deeper look at life insurance policies. Life insurance …

  • The Ultimate Guide to Choosing an Internet Service Provider

    I get a ton of questions each week for the reader mailbag, and when you receive a ton of questions, over time, you begin to see some patterns in what’s being asked. One thing that people ask all the time is advice on buying a particular product or service. How do I compare these services …

  • The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Coupons and Discounts

    Well, “ultimate” might be a bit of hyperbole, but I thought it would be useful to collect together all of the things I’ve learned about saving money on Amazon.com in one place. If you ever buy items at Amazon, you might find some of these tactics to be useful. It will prove difficult to find …