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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 22, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is

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Cultural Divides

A reader once told me that he identifies better with other blogs because they write about the “city” and I write about “rural life.” I

08.01.14
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The Real Lessons of “How Low Can You Go?”

Over the past eight Fridays, I’ve posted a series of recipes based on NPR’s “How Low Can You Go” series, highlighting meals that can serve

07.14.09
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Rule #10: Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a

08.17.09
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The Personal Finance Toolbox

I like to think of one’s personal finance state as something like a toolbox. In order to accomplish a major task, one must use more

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I’ll Do It Tomorrow

Tom left a great comment on the recent article about taking care of your things: How can you fight off “I’ll do it tomorrow”-ness? My

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Perspective

Recently, a brilliant little article popped up over at Five Cent Nickel, outlining the idea that one’s take on long-term investment performance is often a

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Never Eat Alone Book Club Edition

The recent Total Money Makeover book club seems to have been a huge success. Two times a week seems to work, and focusing on discussion-oriented

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The Simple Dollar Podcast #12: The Anti-Budget

The twelfth episode focuses on budgeting. I found that traditional budgets didn’t work for me, so I explore the methods that did. Total length: 7:20

08.07.09
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Dorm Room Clutter: What Do You Actually Need for College

A few days ago, I stumbled across a handful of pictures from my college dorm room (I considered posting them, but there are several people

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Are You a Money Victim?

I’ve heard it all before. You can’t earn more because of your boss. You can’t earn more because of your career path. You can’t earn

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Reader Mailbag #76

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: How Much Is Enough?

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. As time goes on, I begin to see more and more that personal finance

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Why My Net Worth Is Now Negative Again

That’s probably pretty shocking. “WHAT DID TRENT DO?” I can already sense the regular batch of critics in the comments cracking their knuckles over this

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 15, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is

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The Danger of Selling to Your Friends and Family

As I alluded to on Twitter a while back, a friend of mine started selling Amway recently. She sent me a long sales pitch via

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How Low Can You Go? Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

In April and May, National Public Radio featured a series on inexpensive gourmet dishes entitled “How Low Can You Go?” Although many of the dishes

09.05.14
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Rule #9: Do It Yourself.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a