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If You Take Home Anything At All… Seven Fundamental Tips

I write about a huge variety of topics on this blog and I’m quite sure that not all of them are interesting to every reader.

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Review: The Millionaire Mind

The Millionaire Mind is a sequel (basically) to Stanley and Danko’s earlier book The Millionaire Next Door (which I quite liked; see my review of

05.17.07
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Why I Want A Home: Six Frugal Things That Just Aren’t Convenient In Our Apartment

As I’ve mentioned before, my family currently lives in a very small two bedroom apartment. We don’t have the room to do many of the

09.10.14
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The Credit Check Situation

For the last week, there have been numerous reports of individuals who have opened Electric Orange checking accounts and after sixty days have had a

05.17.07
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The Stress of Buying a Home

As we progress through this home-buying experience (we’ve looked at tons of homes, found the right one, and are about to submit an offer), we’ve

05.16.07
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The Furniture Dilemma

My wife and son and I currently live in a tiny apartment. I mean tiny. It nominally has two bedrooms, but the second one (used

05.16.07
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15 More Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Your Career

A few months ago, I published a very popular article entitled 15 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Your Career. Here’s the fifteen

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More On 101 Goals in 1001 Days: Setting the Goals, Keeping Them, And 101 Money-Saving List Suggestions

I’ve been asked so many questions by email about my 101 Goals in 1001 Days idea that I decided a follow-up post might be in

05.15.07
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Notes on The Dangerous Book For Boys

For the last few days, I’ve been nearly obsessed with a book entitled The Dangerous Book for Boys. It appeals to me on several levels:

09.22.14
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How Going Green Saves A Ton Of Money

I admit to being an environmentalist, and a pretty “far out” one, too – I was raised with a Mother Earth News / Organic Gardening

05.15.07
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The Housing Panic Is Even Here In Iowa – An Update On The House Hunt

So many readers have been emailing me about our house hunt and have questions about the details of it that I thought I’d write a

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What Would You Do With Your Money If You Had Only One Year To Live?

I came across this article at Grad Money Matters recently and it got me thinking about the question on several levels. First, what would I

05.14.07
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Setting Up A House Buying Worksheet

My wife and I are looking at about three houses per night this week (on average), and because of the sheer volume of houses, we’re

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Review: Never Eat Alone

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. The word networking has a very negative perception for most people; they

05.13.07
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Thoughts On Personal Finance Software Packages – And Why I Don’t Use Them

I recently had a lengthy IM conversation with a reader who asked me what financial software I use to keep my finances in order. I

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A Reader On The Cusp Of A Great Credit Rating

A reader recently sent in this question about her boyfriend’s credit, which seems to be on the cusp of being quite good. My boyfriend was

09.15.14
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Teaching Entrepreneurship and Investing To Children

Over Mother’s Day weekend, my wife and son and I drove several hours to pay a surprise visit on my mother. We spent most of

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How Personal Productivity and Personal Development Are Connected To Personal Finance

Recently, I’ve been reading the book The Millionaire Mind by Thomas Stanley. It’s a pseudo-sequel to the mega-popular personal finance book The Millionaire Next Door