01.06.13
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Six Reasons Why I Don’t Want a Luxury Car – Ever

A while back, I read a “wonderful” article over at Forbes entitled “Ten Reasons to Buy a Luxury Car.” Such important factors as “prestige” and

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Is Self-Employment Risky?

It was just under five years ago that I made the decision to step away from a secure full-time job to become self-employed. It was

01.05.13
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Some Thoughts on Shopping with Children

I have three children under the age of eight. The prospect of taking them all to the grocery store for a weekly grocery trip is

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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #107

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.

01.04.13
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Investing Advice For Indirect (or No) Financial Returns

When a person is free from debt and is earning more than they spend, the natural thing to do is to turn to investment advice.

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Living Below Your Means Is a Challenge For Everyone

The single biggest challenge for an individual trying to get control over their finances is not their income level. It’s their financial literacy and their

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Reader Mailbag: Sledding

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

01.02.13
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Finding Frugality in the Common Routines

Our lives are enormous collections of routines. On a typical morning, I get out of bed, put on adequate clothes to be presentable if I

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Resolution Revolution Edition

After my recent discussion about my changing perspectives on resolutions, I thought I’d dig into the thoughts others have on resolutions for the coming year

01.01.13
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Correcting the Wrong Money Lessons

My two oldest children are in elementary school. They have a wide range of classmates from different ethnic, political, social, and economic backgrounds in their

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My Resolution Revolution

In years past, I’ve started off the new year by listing some goals for the coming year. Last year, I set a weight loss goal