06.12.10
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What Does an Extended Lifespan Really Mean in Terms of Retirement Savings?

Here’s a number for you. Half of all babies born in the United States this year will live to age 104 or older. In other

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 12, 2010

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

06.11.10
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Summer Meal Series #2: Grilled Vegetable Kabobs, Barbecued Beans, and Rice

What’s on the table this summer? Summer Cookout: Vegetable Kabobs Our meals are usually pretty heavy on the vegetables and fruits by default. Often, our

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Getting Things Done: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools

This is the fourth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this

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Dealing with the Avalanche

As I mentioned in the mailbag this morning, my father had emergency surgery due to a massive infection brought about by a dirty fish hook

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Reader Mailbag: Distractions

Yesterday, my father had emergency surgery to relieve a big infection that started when he got a fish hook embedded in his hand and he

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Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Those who have followed this blog for a long time know that I don’t have many personal heroes. There are a lot of people who

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Playlist Edition

With all the road trips scheduled this summer, I’ve been thinking about a song collection that both my wife and I would enjoy on the

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Getting Things Done: The Five Phases of Project Planning

This is the third entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this

06.08.10
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Delayed Gratification and Children

The single biggest personal finance lesson that anyone can learn is that of delayed gratification. Delayed gratification means that you hold off buying that new

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What to Do When You Can’t Possibly Prepare Enough

Ellen writes in with a very difficult story: I am a huge fan of yours and have used much of your advice to simplify the

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Reader Mailbag: John Wooden

This past weekend, one of my heroes passed away. I’ll memorialize him with five of my favorite quotes from him. “Be more concerned with your

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Review: The Other 8 Hours

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. A while back, I reviewed Robert Pagliarini’s The Six-Day Financial Makeover

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Preparing Your Information for Disaster, Part Two

About a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Preparing Your Information for Disaster, in which I discussed the challenges my mother (and I, in

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Improve Your Attitude, Improve Your Life

There are quite a few things that you can do to improve your financial and personal state without spending even a single dime. One of

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 5, 2010

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

06.04.10
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Summer Meal Series #1: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips

What’s on the table this summer? Honey Mustard Chicken Strips I have a four year old and a two year old at home. That means,

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Getting Things Done: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow

This is the second entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this