The Simple Dollar

A personal finance blog that helps people fight debt and bad spending habits while building a financially secure future.


Added: Apr 29, 2014

Owner: theblogindex

Recent Posts

  • Some Thoughts on the Choices We Make When Decorating Our Homes

    I was recently made aware of a fascinating business called Books by the Foot. This business buys bulk books from publishers and libraries and other sources that might otherwise just throw them away and then sells them by the foot for people who want to create the visual appearance of having a giant...

  • 18 Clever Ways to Make Frugality a Highly Social Endeavor

    It’s easiest to be frugal when you’re flying solo. When all you have to think about is yourself and your own internal demands, it’s easier to make frugal choices. Often, the desire to be social or the desire to keep up with social demands can really eat into our finances, because the...

  • Should You Use Plastiq to Pay Your Mortgage and Other Bills With a Credit Card?

    If you love credit card rewards and spend your free time pursuing points and miles, you already know the secret to outsized rewards: The more bills you can charge to your rewards credit card (and pay off right away), the more points and miles you’ll earn over time. Personally, I pay every...

  • 10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Pasta (Smart Staple Strategies #3)

    For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on. Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest! It’s tricky to cook the right amount of pasta for a...

  • Why I Finally Broke Down and Bought Travel Insurance

    When you travel as often as I do, you get used to unexpected expenses throwing your budget out of whack. You can plan ahead all you want, but when your kid needs an $8 pack of children’s Tylenol from the airport gift shop, you buy it. Either that, or you’ll cram your carry-on luggage so full...


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