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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #50

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. Sarah and I spent a lot of time assembling Christmas gifts this week, so our mind was on the spirit of the season. 1. ifttt Have you ever taken pictures with your camera and wished they would automatically show up on Flickr and Facebook? […]

The Soup Kitchen

From about mid-October to roughly the end of March, we have some form of soup for dinner two or three times a week. It’s incredibly easy to make, has infinite variations, and is really inexpensive. What’s not to love about it? Here’s exactly how we do it. The Basic Tools Obviously, the most basic thing you need to have is a soup pot or two. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Space Heaters

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

Planning a Group Vacation

Two summers ago, my wife, my children, my parents and I all traveled to Texas together, in part to visit relatives but also to enjoy the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Because we took some time to plan the trip in advance and involved everyone going on the trip in the planning, we ended up finding quite a few free and frugal things to do on the trip. […]

Reader Mailbag: Book Suggestions

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. Investing in tax liens 2. How much for housing? 3. Stuck in a rut 4. Choosing an investment house 5. Turning the economy around 6. Investing for youths 7. Reactivating old card 8. Auto loan credit question 9. […]

Developing Self-Control and Perseverance

Laurie writes in: My main observation though is the constant path of self control and perseverance you seem to follow. I commend you highly for being able to do this. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Struggling to Write Edition

Whenever there’s a challenge going on in my life, I find it much harder to write. I find my thoughts drifting away from the words and onto other things. For me, the best solution is to simply spend some time reflecting on that challenge. […]

Remembrance

A few days ago, my wife’s aunt passed away. She was a wonderful woman. She possessed an incredibly positive spirit, even though her life had brought her unbelievable hardship through no fault of her own. […]

Your “Someday” List Can Change Your Life

Whenever I think of something I’d love to do if only I had the time, I write it down in a little notebook I have that I call my “someday notebook.” It’s just a long list of projects that I’d love to take on in the future. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Home Photo Printing

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]