The Simple Dollar

Simple, applicable personal finance advice for the modern world.

Profile of The Simple Dollar

Latest Posts from The Simple Dollar (page 2)

Bulk or Bunk? We Compare Prices at Walmart vs. Sam’s Club

The common rule of thumb for consumers is that you ultimately pay less for goods that you buy in bulk. But does that necessarily make warehouse stores – and their paid memberships – a better deal than discount stores or supermarkets? Walmart shocked dues-paying members of its Sam’s Club stores earlier this year when it announced the closure of 63 locations across the United States. […]

Bulk or Bunk? We Compare Prices at Walmart vs. Sam’s Club

The common rule of thumb for consumers is that you ultimately pay less for goods that you buy in bulk. But does that necessarily make warehouse stores – and their paid memberships – a better deal than discount stores or supermarkets? Walmart shocked dues-paying members of its Sam’s Club stores earlier this year when it announced the closure of 63 locations across the United States. […]

Finding Internal Measures of Personal Finance Success

Recently, in the midst of an exchange with someone who was considering some major life changes, I wrote the following almost-completely-off-the-cuff comment that I wanted to share here: “Feeling “average” comes from using external measures to judge the quality of your life and not internal ones. […]

Finding Internal Measures of Personal Finance Success

Recently, in the midst of an exchange with someone who was considering some major life changes, I wrote the following almost-completely-off-the-cuff comment that I wanted to share here: “Feeling “average” comes from using external measures to judge the quality of your life and not internal ones. […]

The Financial Value of a Quality Information and Media Diet

Over the last few weeks, the stock market has jumped up and down like a yo-yo. Many readers have contacted me asking if I think they should make moves in their retirement account. My answer is an almost automatic “no.” Here’s why. Investing for retirement is a long term plan, one that’s based on sound logic and careful consideration. […]

The Financial Value of a Quality Information and Media Diet

Over the last few weeks, the stock market has jumped up and down like a yo-yo. Many readers have contacted me asking if I think they should make moves in their retirement account. My answer is an almost automatic “no.” Here’s why. Investing for retirement is a long term plan, one that’s based on sound logic and careful consideration. […]

Overcoming the Double-Edged Sword of Career Specialization

When I first left college and entered the professional world, I was very lucky to have a marketable skill set that several employers were interested in. I interviewed for several positions and wound up accepting one that I felt really matched my skills well and provided a lot of room for growth. It was a great experience. […]

Overcoming the Double-Edged Sword of Career Specialization

When I first left college and entered the professional world, I was very lucky to have a marketable skill set that several employers were interested in. I interviewed for several positions and wound up accepting one that I felt really matched my skills well and provided a lot of room for growth. It was a great experience. […]

What the Olympics Can Teach You About Your Credit Scorecard

If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably been glued to your television to take in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It can be captivating to watch the best athletes in the world compete at the highest level in a battle for the gold. Yet sometimes, Olympic events may leave you scratching your head about how the scoring works. […]

What the Olympics Can Teach You About Your Credit Scorecard

If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably been glued to your television to take in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It can be captivating to watch the best athletes in the world compete at the highest level in a battle for the gold. Yet sometimes, Olympic events may leave you scratching your head about how the scoring works. […]