May 1, 2010

Snowflaking and Goals

One of my favorite personal finance tactics is “snowflaking.” For those unaware, “snowflaking” refers to the idea that if you make little frugal steps throughout the month, you simply add the amount you saved with that method and include the total as an extra payment at the end of the month. […]

20 Important Lessons I Learned From My Marketing Mentor

Link: ShareThisMost of us remember the first person who opened our eyes to a new way of thinking with regard to marketing. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: May 1, 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. […]

GRS Video Contest Winners

Over the past two weeks, I’ve had a chance to filter through the 57 submissions to the Get Rich Slowly video contest. Contestants made two-minute videos sharing a financial success story or a favorite money tip. Nearly every submission was interesting or amusing or insightful. You guys did awesome! […]

Money To-Do Calendar: May

The great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest ends with a list of what financial steps we should take each month. They list the May steps as follows: Begin planning strategies to reduce this year's income taxes. If you received a sizeable tax refund, adjust your withholding allowances to increase your take-home pay. […]