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Want More Productivity? Have Fewer Meetings!

Somebody had the right idea and canceled this meeting. Maybe you should do the same. Photo: Renaissance Zurich Hotel You’ve been sitting in the same room for almost an hour. Nothing has been accomplished. You haven’t spoken up once, as your mind is somewhere else. […]

Should You Live at Home to Save Money During College?

Could you do this if you lived at home? Maybe not, but living on campus will cost a lot more than living with mom and dad. […]

Questions About Podcasts, Crossfit, Games, Pets, and More!

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. How to save my raise 2. Cheap starter pantry supplies 3. Handling inherited pets 4. Problems with “free to play” 5. Happiness and frugality 6. Religion and cost 7. Buying a home printer 8. Basics of income taxes 9. […]

How to Stay Productive When Working at Home

No wonder you have trouble getting work done at home. It helps to create a workspace, stick to regular hours, and block out distractions (and move the dog). Photo: John The phone keeps ringing. The kitchen sink is full of dishes. […]

Best Accounting Software in 2015

The Best Accounting Software, is part of an ongoing Small Business Toolkit series, here at The Simple Dollar. Parts 1, 2, and 3 covered the Best Cloud Storage Providers, Best Email Marketing Services, and Best Project Management Software. […]

25 Simple Ways to Cut the Cost of Moving

If you’re going to move your own stuff, throw a packing party to recruit helpers. (That truck’s not going to fill itself, you know.) Photo: Brett Lider Let’s face it: Moving can be a pain in the rear end. My first few moving experiences were horrific. But after that, I was much more prepared, made arrangements well in advance,  and things went smoothly. Planning to relocate in the near future? […]

25 Simple Ways to Cut the Cost of Moving

If you’re going to move your own stuff, throw a packing party to recruit helpers. (That truck’s not going to fill itself, you know.) Photo: Brett Lider Let’s face it: Moving can be a pain in the rear end. My first few moving experiences were horrific. But after that, I was much more prepared, made arrangements well in advance,  and things went smoothly. Planning to relocate in the near future? […]

The Importance of Your Personal Credit

Responsible use of credit cards can help build a good credit history. Photo: Sean MacEntee Even if you have a love-hate relationship with it, credit plays an important role in our lives and economy. […]

Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power couple.” Sherburne, for one, doesn’t necessarily view himself and Bell that way — as some sort of force to be reckoned with on their local arts and business scene. […]

Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power couple.” Sherburne, for one, doesn’t necessarily view himself and Bell that way — as some sort of force to be reckoned with on their local arts and business scene. […]