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The Ten Evils (Part Three)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this week. As mentioned previously, I was recently leafing through a book at the library discussing Japanese martial arts (I believe it was Budo Secrets) when I came upon a sidebar that listed the ten evils that prevent people from improving themselves. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Road Trip Edition

Our roadtrips tend to involve the following: podcasts, conversation, reading, napping, food produced from paper bags, increasingly frequent restroom stops, games that involve things we see outside the car windows, repeated askings of the infamous question “Are we there yet?”, and complete relief when we actually arrive at our destination. Facing the Mistakes of Life This is actually an excerpt fr […]

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job, but I hated big aspects of my career, at least in the direction it was headed. I spent more time than I would like away from my family on trips that felt unimportant. […]

The Ten Evils (Part Two)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this week. As mentioned previously, I was recently leafing through a book at the library discussing Japanese martial arts (I believe it was Budo Secrets) when I came upon a sidebar that listed the ten evils that prevent people from improving themselves. […]

The Ten Evils (Part One)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes. I’ll post a segment each day this week. Recently, I was leafing through a book at the library discussing Japanese martial arts (I believe it was Budo Secrets) when I came upon a sidebar that listed the ten evils that prevent people from improving themselves. […]

Reader Mailbag: Family Visit

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Selling off items 2. High-interest foreign accounts 3. Putting off home ownership 4. 401(k) leftovers 5. Early payments on 0% loan 6. Vegan snacks 7. Using a windfall 8. Self-employment and taxes 9. […]

Review: The Entrepreneur Equation

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the biggest reasons that people fail in their entrepreneurial ambitions is that they simply didn’t lay the groundwork for their business venture. […]

Should I Move to Find Work?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. Jennifer on Twitter wondered about moving to find work. “How about life changes? Got fired. […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Cooker Use

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #30

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. […]