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Review: Do the Work

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

05.21.11
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Personal Finance and Being a Parent

Yesterday, my oldest son (who is about to start kindergarten in the fall) and I were looking at his portfolio from his two years of

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Handling the First Flush

When I graduated from college, I was lucky enough to have a job that I more or less walked straight into. I had about two

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #20

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

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The Danger of the Rich Act

Dinner With My Family will return next week. Right now, I am in (arguably) the best financial shape of my life. I’ve paid off all

03.12.13
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How We Shop for Children’s Clothes

It’s the middle of spring. We’ve seen our first 90 degree day in central Iowa. That means, of course, that it’s time to take stock

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On Graduation Day

Today, I’m pretty busy with family events. My son is graduating from his preschool today. We take him to a private preschool that has a

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Reader Mailbag: Cheese and Eggs

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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What’s Your Foundation?

It took me most of a decade to figure out what things really mattered to me in my adult life. My family. My closest friends.

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Garage Cleanup Edition

Over the past few weeks, my wife and I have been doing a great deal of spring cleaning around our home: cleaning out my office,

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The Hidden Emergency Fund

In a small independent bank several hours from where we live sits a savings account. That account is in our names. It earns a solid

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Overlooking the Free Things

This morning, I woke up and looked out my window to see the dawning sun peeking between the horizon and a cloud. Last night, I

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Filing Day

Since our third child was born, I’ve found that it’s been more and more difficult to find time for some of the more routine and

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Reader Mailbag: Childhood Toys

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: Emotional Currency

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book

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Personal Finance and the End of Days

Over the last month, I’ve received many emails from followers of Harold Camping, a Christian radio host who is claiming that Jesus will return to

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The Technique

How do you cook pasta? I’m willing to bet there are a least a couple simple things you can do to make better pasta faster

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #19

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.