Is Renting a Vehicle for a Long Road Trip Worth It? Our Math Says Yes

In the next few weeks, I’m going on a lengthy road trip with my wife, my children, and my parents. We’re going to visit several


The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Open Forum Edition

Recently, I’ve started contributing a weekly article about saving money on small business expenses to OpenForum, a site that covers a wide variety of small


The Simple Dollar Podcast #1 – Credit Card Debt

Well, here it is, finally – The Simple Dollar Podcast. This will be a weekly endeavor – I hope you enjoy it! The first episode


Spending Your Money on Things that Rise in Value

Most of us spend our extra money on things that depreciate quickly in value. We go out for dinner. We buy cars. We buy gadgets.


Scalable Careers, Your Job, and “Side Hustles”

Recently, a friend suggested to me that there are two distinct types of careers – and it left me thinking quite a bit about my


Reader Mailbag #65

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