The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Family Surprise Edition

Life turns out in very unexpected ways, if you give it a chance. After finishing my manuscript late last week, my wife and I celebrated


Switching to the Net Worth Mentality

A recent conversation I had with an old friend started something like this. “So, now that you’re writing full time, how much money are you


The Minimalist Kitchen: What You Need (and Don’t Need) to Set Up Your First Workable Home Kitchen

After Mark Bittman mentioned my post about minimalist food selections in his popular New York Times food blog, I was inundated with questions about minimalist