Business

Managing a Never-Ending Pile of Things to Do

In Monday’s reader mailbag, I answered a question from Marcus about how I manage my time these days. Here’s the question from Marcus, as well as my answer. I enjoy your occasional articles on time management and the new strategies you are figuring out and utilizing. I thought I would share my simple strategy for […]

Business

How Credit Card Companies Make Money

  Credit card issuers make money in a few different ways, like taking a small cut of each purchase you make. Photo: Visa As a longtime credit card user (paying with — and paying off — cards since age 18), I’ve never really identified with the “credit cards are evil” mantra that seems to plague public […]

General

Six Habits That Can Land You Deep in Debt

  Making impulse buys when you’re bored, sad, or excited is an easy way to dig yourself into debt. If you’ve ever been in debt, you know just how soul-crushing and stressful it can be. When you’re deep in debt, you have to plan your life around it. And if your dollars are stretched too […]

Managing a Never-Ending Pile of Things to Do

How Credit Card Companies Make Money

Six Habits That Can Land You Deep in Debt

31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 10): Trimming Your Spending – Utilities

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we started looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that […]

Wealth, Purpose, and the Idea of “Enough”