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You’ll Never Get Ahead With Resentment, Jealousy, and Hate Inside You

When I was younger, I used to have a great deal of resentment towards rich people. I often felt like they were greedy. I believed that they had somehow “cheated” to get where they were at. Yet, at the same time, I desperately wanted what they had, too. Today, I no longer feel that way. […]

Reader Mailbag: Planning Ahead

Right now, as my wife approaches the end of a challenging pregnancy, I’m doing a lot of planning for the next six weeks so that you’ll continue to have fresh posts to read while the baby arrives. […]

Review: Switch

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Change is hard. Once a person has established a certain way of going about things, altering that path is very difficult. That’s why people who want to get financially ahead often find themselves sinking deeply into debt. […]

Twelve Ways a Money Buddy Can Really Help

I’ve long been an advocate of a “money buddy” – someone close to you who is going through a similar financial experience as you who can support you through the (sometimes) difficult challenges ahead while you also support them. […]

Balancing Money and Time

Two years ago, I made the choice to walk away from a career that I, in many ways, loved. The one thing that I did not love about that career is how it seemed to always be a black hole of time. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: March 27, 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. […]

Don’t Buy Stuff to Try to Create a New Habit

Jennifer writes in: I’m getting very frustrated with my husband. Every few months he will come up with some new personal project he wants to work on. He tried woodworking a few years ago. A few months ago he tried cooking. Now it’s exercise. […]

Personal Finance 101: An Online Banking Primer

Katie writes in: I was wondering if you could do an article on how to set up an online savings account? I remember you mentioned using them and getting a high return on interest, and I think I’d like to switch my savings account over to one. […]

Some Thoughts on Predicting the Future

So many personal finance choices are based on what might happen in the future. Will the stock market be strong? Or will it fall again? Will the dollar retain its value? Will we have high inflation? Or perhaps even deflation? Will Social Security remain intact? Or will I receive little or no benefits from it when I retire? Will my health remain good? Will I have children? […]

Reader Mailbag: Cycles

I find that my passions are cyclic. I have about three or four things I’m deeply passionate about, but the time I have in my average day doesn’t afford me the space to follow up on each of those things to the level I’d like. So I cycle a bit. I’ll go on a reading binge where I’ll read as much as four or five hours a day. […]