May 22, 2010

Pay What You Want

Let’s say you go to a restaurant somewhat regularly and each time you go, you spend about $10 on your meal. One day, rather than receiving a bill, you’re simply directed to a box on your table that said “pay what you want for this meal.” How much would you put in? Would you put in anything at all? Would you put in the usual $10? Would you put in less than that? More? […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: May 22, 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. […]

Roundup: Financial Reform & Financial Tips

The big financial news of this week, besides the correction in the markets, has to be the Senate passing the financial reform bill – Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217). As they work to reconcile this bill with the one passed by the House in December, we’ll discuss some of the more significant amendments that affect us directly. […]

When is Debt Settlement Better?

The following is a guest post by Jessica Bosari from Billeater.com. Debt settlement sounds so easy. You stop paying bills that you are behind on anyway, save the money up, send it to a debt settlement company. They take care of the rest, right? Well, not so much. Debt settlement is a viable option for some people, but not many. How can you know if debt settlement is a good option? […]

Review: Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market?

A few months back I received a complimentary review copy of Mariusz Skonieczny’s Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? which claims to help you “[l]earn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market. This book was a very easy, quick read, and was very clear.  Mr. […]