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Trimming the Average Budget: Alcoholic Beverages

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

Rent or Buy Is a Stickier Question When You Look at Real Lives

Howie writes in: My wife and I have been running our own home-based business for three years now. We rent and work out of a smallish 2-bedroom apartment in the very expensive SF Bay Area. One of those bedrooms is an office that we both share as an office. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Housekeeping Supplies

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

Trimming? What About Earning More?

During the entire “Trimming the Average Budget” series, the focus has been on spending less money. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Miscellaneous (Including a Surprising Biggie)

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bugs Edition

Lately, I’ve been working with a coder to help me with some back-end issues with The Simple Dollar, as there have been a few bugs floating around in the software I use to update the site, the most onerous of which is that some small fraction of comments seem to disappear before I ever get to see them in the moderation queue. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Household Operations

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

I Want Something, But I Don’t Know What It Is

Six years ago today, I wrote that in my personal journal. It was the first sign that I was able to find that there was some level of serious unhappiness with my career, my financial state, and my spending choices. Over the next two years, I spent a lot of my time – and a lot of my money – chasing things. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Education

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

Reader Mailbag #98

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. […]