February 20, 2010

Thinking About Another (Temporary) Life Change

As most of you know, my wife and I have two preschool-aged children and a third one on the way. From April/May of this year to September of 2011, we will have three preschool-aged children in our home, which will be an interesting experience with a lot of unique challenges. Currently, my wife works outside the home as a teacher. […]

Tax Breaks for Going Green

By Thursday Bram Going green can be a matter of personal choice — of wanting to make your business better for the environment. But going green can also be good business. […]

Would you out a friend’s spending patterns on Facebook?

A few weeks ago I received word of a Facebook application called Buddy Bailout.  It’s a spin on the giant corporate bailouts that have happened recently, and in part it plays on people’s thinking: “Why can’t I get a bailout, too?  I sure could use one.” Maybe one of that person’s friends (a) knows that they could use one, too, and (b) wants to point out the main reason why they’re in the position […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: February 20, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. […]

More on Retiring Inexpensively Abroad

I've said that I think retiring in a foreign country is a viable alternative for those people who really need to stretch their retirement funds (I also admit that the suggestion isn't the most popular with many people.) Now Consumer Reports is discussing the idea with an author who talks about retiring abroad. Here's a summary of his thoughts on living abroad for a modest amount of money: Yes, […]