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Some Thoughts on the Long Term

A few days ago, Donald left a provocative comment on my recent article How to Get Rich Quickly!. Although I think his tone is a

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The Value of Money

As I’ve mentioned before, the single most valuable personal finance book I’ve ever read is Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki

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The People Who Do Matter

One of the biggest themes of The Simple Dollar is how you should stop caring what other people think. This is one of the most

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Reader Mailbag: The Little Things

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: Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

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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Living What You Believe

Every day, I get ten or fifteen emails from people who strongly believe in some particular issue or perspective. I hear from extreme political liberals

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How to Get Rich Quickly!

Here’s how to get rich quickly. Whenever you receive income of any kind, immediately put 25% of it into a savings account. Whenever that savings

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #24

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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Dinner With My Family #20: Quinoa Monk Bowl

Veggie Quinoa Monk Bowl I’m not quite sure where we picked up this simple recipe. I was extremely doubtful about it the first time we

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Shallow Bottoms and Deep Bottoms

For many people, making a significant change in their life requires them to hit bottom. They have to reach a low point of some sort

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Personal Finance 101: What Is an Asset?

Understanding Different Kinds of Assets and Asset Allocation When I’m writing about personal finance issues, I often use a subset of terms that, to me,

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Reader Mailbag: Working Ahead

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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Some Thoughts on Wearing Things Out

What you see above is one of my sandals that’s beginning to (finally) fall apart. I’ve been wearing this same pair of sandals during the

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Camping Edition

One activity my family does quite a lot during the summer is go camping. We’ll head to a state or national park, pitch a tent

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How the Shifting Economy Changes (and Doesn’t Change) Personal Finance Advice

When I first started writing The Simple Dollar, it was quite easy to find savings accounts that offered interest rates as high as 5%. Even

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15 Shopping Rules of Thumb

I recently read a wonderful post over at The Technium containing twelve simple shopping rules of thumb for various products, mostly technology related. Some of

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The Things You Don’t Want to Hear

The things you don’t want to hear are often the very things you should be thinking about and focusing on. Whenever my weight used to

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Reader Mailbag: Longer Hair

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