10.13.09
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When One Partner Is Self-Employed

Whenever I mention that I’m self-employed and work from home while my wife works outside of the home, I usually receive a question or two

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The Forgetful Mind

I’ve written many, many times about how relevatory keeping a “thought notebook” in my pocket has been for me. Whenever I have a stray thought

10.12.09
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The Challenge – and the Advantage – of Going Minimal

A few days ago, an article about minimalist money appeared at Get Rich Slowly, in which the guest author (Leo) advocated going strongly minimal with

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Reader Mailbag #84

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: It’s Not About the Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve always been interested in the areas where spirituality and personal finance meet. Blogs

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Mirror Neurons: Why Watching Others Succeed Won’t Help You Succeed

When I first started becoming interested in cooking, I went through a short period where I watched a lot of programming on Food Network. The

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 10, 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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Never Eat Alone: Build and Broadcast

This is the twelfth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this

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The “Local Store Premium” – How Much Is It Worth?

When I was in college, there was a local independent bookstore – the name completely escapes me now, but I could still almost walk to

10.09.09
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Frugal Soups and Stews on Busy Weekends

Many weekends – like this upcoming one, for instance – our family is quite busy. We have guests over. We go on family excursions to

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The Stock Market Is Rebounding – Should I Care?

Since mid-March, the S&P 500 is up almost 58% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up almost as much. If you opened your retirement

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Is This All There Is?

“Matthew” writes in with a thought-provoking concern: I’m only 37, but lately I’ve come to the realization that I may be having a mid-life crisis.

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Never Eat Alone: Anchor Tenants

This is the eleventh of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Three Little Things Edition

Three little items of interest. 1. I will be attending the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX on March 12-16 (or some subset of those

10.06.09
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A Weekend at Our House

This past weekend was a typical one at our house – lots of time spent together as a family and surprisingly little money spent. There

10.06.09
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Gasoline, Groceries, and the Cost of Time

Recently, my wife was in rural area of Iowa where the gas prices were significantly higher than they are near where we live. While there,

10.05.09
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15 Tips on How To Be a Leader

Three years ago, one of my mentors was debating internally about how to handle a personnel situation. There were enough funds to employ one person.

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Reader Mailbag #83

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