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Lying to Yourself About Money

First, a confession. I often lie to myself about my weight. I’m not obese, just a bit heavier than I’d like to be and heavier

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Should I Pay Off Low-Interest Debt or Invest?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

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Should I Invest After a Small Dip in the Stock Market?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

11.07.07
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How to Construct a Killer Resume, From Start to Finish

Last week, I wrote a controversial article about resume tips that got a lot of readers fired up. As a result, I thought it would

11.07.07
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Daycare vs. Stay-At-Home Parenting

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

11.06.07
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Seeking Higher Pay or Learning How to Spend Less?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

11.06.07
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Money and the Two Year Old Child

Almost a year ago, I wrote a summary of the day-to-day costs of having a one year old child, and I concluded that it cost

11.06.07
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Is It More Important To Promote Myself or Promote the Team?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

11.05.07
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Should I Go Without Health Insurance?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

11.05.07
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Nine Ways To Maximize Your Personal Hygiene Dollars

A long time ago, I wrote about the value of personal appearance, arguing that money invested in a nice, clean appearance was worthwhile. However, for

11.05.07
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Should I Eliminate Financial Support For My Child After High School?

This week, The Simple Dollar attempts to address challenging questions in personal finance by looking at both sides of the story and figuring out some

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Review: How to Read a Book

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book. When I was in the eighth grade, one caring teacher of mine

11.04.07
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Homemade Bread: Cheap, Delicious, Healthy, and Easier Than You Think

Over the last year, I’ve gradually moved more and more towards making my own food at home. There are several reasons for this: it tastes

11.03.07
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October 2007 Review – Assets +0.26%, Debts -2.28%

Once again, it’s time for a monthly review of my finances. I generally break things down by evaluating my assets and my debts (which together

11.03.07
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Maximizing Customer Loyalty Programs

Customer loyalty programs are those free programs a person can sign up for at a particular retailer than offers rewards of various kinds for spending

11.02.07
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Motivating Yourself to Exercise Without Breaking the Bank

Perhaps my biggest personal fault (at least from my own perspective) is that I have a very hard time committing myself to an exercise routine.

11.02.07
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How to Create A Nifty Visual Savings Goal Reminder

As I slowly save for a new vehicle (we’re planning on a Honda Odyssey or a Toyota Sienna), I’ve come to realize that saving for

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Review: Born to Buy

The influence of consumerism on my children has been a concern to me for a long time. From the moment I first held my son,