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Some Thoughts on Raising Children to Make Good Financial Choices
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When I first started The Simple Dollar, I had one child, who was a toddler at the time. Since then, we’ve had two more children, and our oldest is now a preteen. Along the way, I’ve been very into the idea that I need to teach my children good personal finance practices. I want my […]

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Questions About Retirement Planning, Entertaining Children, Frugal Gift Cards, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Changing account fees 2. General advice for approaching retirement 3. Early retirement buyout 4. Health insurance options in retirement 5. Earning more money […]

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Questions About College Loans, Backpacks, Savings for Children, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. College loan fatigue 2. Passive income from cultural stories 3. Choosing different target retirement funds 4. Children’s savings account question 5. Starting over […]

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Nine Skills Worth Teaching Your Children to Build Personal and Financial Independence
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Two days ago, I posted an article entitled Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them. The goal of the article is to point to some fundamental skills that have value in almost every professional situation and offer some suggestions in how to cultivate them for yourself. As I was […]

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12 Non-Financial Books That Will Help You Cultivate a Mindset of Financial Independence
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Over the years, I’ve written about many personal finance books that have been incredibly valuable to me and to many others in terms of helping them figure out their finances and build a path to a strong retirement or even to financial independence / early retirement. Perhaps the most in-depth list was this one, where […]

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Single Dad Tips for Earning Extra Income
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Today I have a great post from David @Millennial Personal Finance. Be sure to check out his blog after you’re done reading! I am a single dad and as such, I have a lot more responsibilities on my shoulders and one of those responsibilities is to make sure that I make a healthy income to […]

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Questions About Taxes, Pepper Mills, Career Choices, Buying Cars with Cash, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Career, marriage, and life crossroads 2. Taxes for disabled veterans 3. Paying off a lease early? 4. Queen of Versailles 5. Buying a […]

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Inspiration from Bob Ross, Aala El-Khani, Marie Forleo, Walt Whitman, and More
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Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Marie Forleo on clarity “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” – Marie Forleo To put it another way, action often makes […]

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A Guide for Busy People Who Want to Build New Income Streams
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John writes in: Recently, you mentioned in this article that you’ve set up some additional income streams to the point “where any income stream can go away and it won’t really adversely affect my family.” — I’m curious to know what they are and how you’ve achieved that. I’ve been listening and reading up on […]

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Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?
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I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]

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Why we are fine with being the meanest moms
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Yes, I eat my kids’ candy. Are we the meanest moms ever? We simply share a philosophy that small children need everything in small doses. Continue reading Why we are fine with being the meanest moms at Rookie Moms.

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