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Growing Every Single Day

The one question I ask myself each day as I go to bed is, “Did I grow in some fashion today?” If I can’t answer

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #32

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.

09.10.14
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Dinner With My Family #28: Personal Pita Pizzas

Pita Pizza Recipe Pita bread has such a wide variety of uses that we always pick some up if there’s a sale on it. One

08.11.11
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Paper Towels and Frugality

For a long time, my wife and I have kept a big pile of rags in our kitchen as a cost-saving strategy. Instead of using

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Routine Mistakes

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below. – John Dryden Humans are creatures of habit. We

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Reader Mailbag: Debt Ceiling Thoughts

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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Small Steps to Buying a House (and More)

A week or so ago, a friend of mine purchased a house with cash. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but it’s more than roomy

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Catching Up Edition

I spent several hours yesterday just catching up on some of my favorite personal finance and personal growth blogs, bookmarking interesting posts and the like.

08.08.11
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Some Thoughts After a Long Vacation

Over the past three weeks, I’ve taken a long vacation. My family and I traveled to the Seattle area to see the sights, visit family,

07.15.11
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Unrealistic Returns in Personal Finance Writing

This is an issue that I’ve discussed a few times in reader mailbags, but I continue to receive so many questions about it that I

07.15.11
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False Labeling (for Frugality’s Sake)

Madeleine writes in with an interesting thought: When I was younger, my mother used to buy generic versions of things and put the contents into

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Reader Mailbag: School

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: Rework

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

07.15.11
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Gathering Your Thoughts

In the near future, I have to give a pair of presentations on similar topics, mostly related to online writing, mostly focused on methods for

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Two Paths to Financial Success

One of my favorite statements about personal finance is that it all boils down to five simple words. Spend less than you earn. Often, I’ll

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #31

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.

09.10.14
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Dinner With My Family #27: Crock Pot Couscous

Crock Pot Couscous Recipe One challenge my wife and I take on (and something that I post about in this series roughly once a month)

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The Ten Evils (Part Five)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this