06.09.08
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Frugal Living: The Perception Problem

In the comments of my recent review of You’re So Money, partgypsy left a very interesting comment: My sister lusts after those kind of items,

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Reader Mailbag #14

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

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Review: The Creative Habit

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business book of interest. Many people in the information economy are creative workers.

06.08.08
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The High School Consumer Education Curriculum

Over the last few months, I’ve become very interested in the teaching of consumer education in high schools, especially as it pertains to preparing high

06.07.08
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Is Your Career Really Your Most Valuable Asset? I Say No

I came across an article recently at Free Money Finance that argued strongly on behalf of the idea that one’s career is their most valuable

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Making Frugality a Game

If you have a spouse or a close friend and you’ve both recently made a commitment to saving money, why not try making it into

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Review: You’re So Money

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. A few weeks ago, I piqued the interest of many readers by mentioning

06.05.08
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Ten Money Savers You Might Want To Try This Weekend

I’ve been collecting a bunch of interesting little money saving tips over the last few months. Here are ten worth looking into. Buy a turkey

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Got Credit Card Debt?

Jon writes in: I have a bunch of credit card debt spread across several different cards and I’m having a hard time getting started paying

06.04.08
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Portfolio Theory, 7 Investments You Need, & My Own Plans

The most recent issue of Money Magazine had a blaring cover story: “The Only 7 Investments You Need Now.” Those were some tall words, and

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: My Hidden Agenda Edition

Most writers and speakers have a hidden agenda, and I’m no different (be patient, I’ll let you in on my agenda in due time). The

06.03.08
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How to Make Your Own Greeting Cards

One thing that always frustrates me is when someone gives me a Hallmark greeting card along with a gift. Not only does one generally cost

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Thoughts on Bridge

The photo above depicts Warren Buffett and Bill Gates at a bridge event in Omaha, Nebraska in 2006. They were spending an afternoon playing bridge,

06.02.08
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Planning for the Long Haul

Recently, I mentioned that my wife and I have developed a financial plan to cover our entire life until retirement, and several readers wrote to

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Reader Mailbag #13

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

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Review: Order from Chaos

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business book of interest. “Do you miss important deadlines at work? Forget to

06.01.08
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Financial Independence as a Goal

Whenever I read personal finance books and articles, I often see the term “financial independence” bandied about. To some, it merely means not relying on