Eliminate Failed New Year's Resolutions with 3 Simple Steps

Ahhh....New Year's. The time of perpetual hope. Well, at least until the end of January. I, like many of you, have put together a list of New Year's resolutions that I will try to set out to achieve in 2011. […]

Take Control of Your Finances

This series explorers the concrete steps anyone can follow to take control of your finances. Many years ago, I felt like I was a victim of circumstances. Bad things, like job losses, apartment losses, and debt — even my girlfriend leaving me — were other people’s fault, a result of the world around me. I came to realize after self-reflection that I had the ability to control these outcomes. […]

Welcoming 2011 With Goals and Resolutions

Welcome to 2011! I’ve been reading 2010 recaps from friends and bloggers for the past few weeks and the general consensus is that people are happy to see the year go. With unemployment, health issues, and even death, the new year is being welcomes with open arms. […]

Happy 2011 from The Simple Dollar

I hope that your 2011 is filled with financial and personal success. I’ll be spending today with my family, relaxing and recharging. Keep reading, because I have some exciting stuff planned for this year, including a completely different approach to putting my next book in your hands. (Your regularly scheduled programming will resume Monday. A single post will appear tomorrow.) […]

Money-tracking advice so simple, that it just might work?

Bart, over at the Personal Finance and Money Stack Exchange site, lacks discipline with tracking his finances.  He asks: I have had very little success with managing money. I have gone bankrupt once ($50K in credit card debt) and since then I no longer have credit cards (just a debit card) but my spending is still totally undisciplined. […]

Goals For 2011

It’s January 1st – a great day to announce goals for the new year.  Here are mine - 1.  I want remain free from consumer debt.  I am entering my fifth year of consumer debt freedom – and it still feels great! 2.  I want to purchase a new-to-us automobile for my wife.  We have a minivan, but the model we have is a bit small, especially for trips.  We’ll keep it, because it’s paid for, but work har […]

Happy New Year

Here's wishing you all the best in 2011! May your net worth climb to the sky!!!! Happy New Year!! […]

Happy New Year 2011! Best Of 2010

We’re closing the year and welcoming a brand new one in 2011. So what better way to do it than to showcase a handful of our favorite posts from 2010. The good news is that this site grew around 35% over the last year, which is exciting and certainly beyond my expectations. I must thank all visitors, subscribers and followers for helping us stay the course! […]

Happy New Year!

This is just a quick note to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We’ve had a low-key and relaxing week, and plan on continuing that through the weekend. Next week, we’ll have to get back to reality. […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Celebrate

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 31. Celebrate the year that has passed – and the better one to come. It’s New Year’s Eve, which for many of us means a party or social gathering of some kind. […]

Sell Your Unwanted Gift Cards at Plastic Jungle

Whether you’re giving or receiving gift cards, it’s usually a pretty positive experience. Both the giver and receiver are often satisfied because most gift cards allow the receiver to spend money in the way they want, as long as the giver has taken the receiver’s interests into account. Sometimes a gift card can miss the mark. […]

Friday Finance Findings for December 31st – Happy New Year

2010 has come and gone. Can you believe it? It has been quite a ride. Hopefully the past year was good for you, but if not, here’s to looking forward. The coming year is going to be a big one here on the site, so make sure you stay tuned. I have a lot of interesting ideas that I think will be quite fun going forward. […]

Don't Just Think About Income When Saving for Retirement

I keep hearing how people should plan their retirement according to their income, but that method is flawed at best and...(oh, I won't be allowed to type those words)...at worst. […]

2011 Resolution #3: Read 100 Unread Books

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my three resolutions for 2011 this week. Over time, any voracious reader winds up with a list of books that they intend to read someday, but they find themselves reading more urgent things in the interim. […]

My 5 Favorite Funny Christmas Gifts

I got a lot of great stuff for Christmas. Some items were standouts. There were beautiful, seriously thought-out items, which I will treasure. And then there were the ones that made me laugh out loud. If you want to start buying for 2011 already, I have saved you some trouble. […]

No More H&R Block Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

One of the most popular services available surrounding tax season is also one of the most expensive. Refund anticipation loans (RALs) are great products from a lender’s point of view; they are low risk and they are expensive. From a customer’s point of view, they provide a means to get cash when a household files its tax return rather than waiting for a check from the IRS. […]

Half Moon, Full Wallet: Free Online Yoga Videos

Practicing yoga can improve your strength, flexibility, and focus. It can also remove between $5 and $20 from your wallet per class. I already have a membership to a gym that unfortunately doesn't offer yoga classes, but I occasionally like to add yoga to my workout routine. […]

The Best of Get Rich Slowly (2010 Edition)

The sun has risen on the final day of 2010. As I always do at the end of the year, I spent some time yesterday poking through the statistics to see what people came to read over the past twelve months. GRS had 9.5 million visits during 2010 from over five million unique visitors. That’s a lot of readers. […]

10 Times to Review Your Estate Plan

The book Financial Jiu-Jitsu: A Fighter's Guide to Conquering Your Finances lists ten times to review your estate plan as follows: Change in marital status Divorce Additions to the family Your family faces illness or injury You simply change your mind Tax laws change Nontax laws change You receive an inheritance You acquire or sell major assets You move to another state A couple tho […]

Thanks for reading Mighty Bargain Hunter this year!

As 2010 draws to a close, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who have read and commented on posts on Mighty Bargain Hunter this year.  Additionally, I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have sent traffic this way.  I appreciate it all very much, and thank you for your support.  I offer a special hat tip to the top twenty-five: Wise Bread Get Rich Slowly The Simple Dollar All Financia […]