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Review: The Art of Barter

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A while back, I wrote a post called “Askers, Guessers,

09.17.14
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Thoughts On Making College Great

Tomorrow, several people that matter a lot to me are starting their college experience. Here are five things I’d like to suggest to them that

09.29.17
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“Generics Make Me Feel Bad About Myself”

Monique writes in with a heartfelt observation: The biggest reason I can’t bring myself to actually buy generics when I’m in the store is that

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 21, 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

09.07.14
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Summer Meal Series #12: Spinach, Pesto, and Cheese Lasagna

What’s on the table this summer? Vegetable Lasagna One of the biggest challenges I have with writing recipe posts is the fact that Sarah and

08.19.10
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Garden Tips: Saving Seeds and Starting a Seed Exchange

Several readers have written to me requesting information on saving seeds from their garden, which is an awesome frugal practice. Fall is just starting to

08.19.10
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The Challenge of Couponing

I’ve long been an advocate of using coupons at the grocery store. I often clip coupons for toiletries and household products and, when there are

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Reader Mailbag: Grandparents’ Week

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

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How The Simple Dollar Works

Two or three times a week, I receive an email from someone who is trying to figure out how on earth I earn an income

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Your Money Matters Interview Edition

This past weekend, I had an hourlong interview on the syndicated Your Money Matters radio show, hosted by Marc Pearlman. You can listen to it

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When Staying Afloat Takes All You’ve Got

“It takes all the running you can do just to stay in the same place.” – The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland I receive piles

08.16.10
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48 Things Frugality Has Taught Me

Today, let’s do something a little different. I’m going to list 48 things I’ve learned about myself and the world around me that I only

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Start

If we don’t start, it’s certain we can’t arrive. – Zig Ziglar One of the biggest themes of The Simple Dollar is goals. I find

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Reader Mailbag: Projects, Projects, Projects

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

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Review: Be Thrifty

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A few weeks ago, I stopped at a local business

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The Simple Dollar Reading Guide: The Power of Goals in a Random World

Every Sunday morning for the next few months, I’m going to “riff” on a chapter from my book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped

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Taking Notes

Whenever I’m traveling in new circles or meeting groups of people I don’t know well, the conversation usually turns into discussion of what everyone does

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The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 14, 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