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There is a connection between our emotions and our money, a link that is preyed upon countless times each day by advertisers promising to trade

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Now that you’ve calculated our net worth, you’re probably excited about seeing that number go up, and once it starts going up, you’re going to

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Building a Better Blog: Celebrate With Your Readers

As you continue to blog, your regular readers will eventually grow accustomed to your voice as a writer, even if you write in a mostly

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A Savings Plan For 2007: The Ulysses S. Grant Plan

After posting a series of savings plans this week, I received the following email from a reader: I was wondering, could you also do an

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How I’m Using Dollar Cost Averaging – For Better Or For Worse

As I mentioned earlier, I recently bought into the Vanguard 500 using part of my emergency fund. Since then, I’ve set up a monthly deposit

How To Calculate Your Net Worth

I receive lots of emails like this one from Edward, asking about how to calculate your net worth: I love your site. I have a

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I largely elected to read Rule #1 because of the professed simplicity. I’ve read a lot of investment books over the last year or two,

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Building a Better Blog: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

When I’m actively blogging, I often assume a great deal about my readers and their pre-existing knowledge of my topic. I often go so far

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I have a confession to make. The last few months have been the happiest for me in several years. I am convinced that the biggest

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What Can I Do Today To Make Me Rich In The Future?

In an ever-changing fast-paced world, most of us are accustomed to doing things now, and long-term financial planning is often difficult for us to wrap

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A Savings Plan for 2007: The Andrew Jackson Plan

This week, The Simple Dollar is investigating how you can take a small amount each day for the year 2007 and end up with a

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During this final week in 2006, The Simple Dollar is reviewing one of the top investment book of the year (based on Amazon.com sales). What

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Building a Better Blog: Don’t Clutter It Up

When a visitor comes to your site, the first thing they’re looking for is content. They want to see what you’ve written and they don’t

The Simple Dollar Giveaway #2: The Millionaire Next Door

To celebrate the upcoming new year, The Simple Dollar is giving away a copy of Stanley and Danko’s The Millionaire Next Door. What do I

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Balancing An Investment Portfolio For The First Time

As the year ends, I’m thinking about one of the most common suggestions that people offer as an annual financial task: rebalancing my investment portfolio.

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Gift Yourself An Extra Mortgage Payment!

Most people find themselves swimming in debt after spending too much on the holidays. Next year, you should do something to make that debt seem

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A Savings Plan for 2007: The Alexander Hamilton Plan

This week, The Simple Dollar is investigating how you can take a small amount each day for the year 2007 and end up with a

Rule #1: Implementing The Rule

During this final week in 2006, The Simple Dollar is reviewing one of the top investment book of the year (based on Amazon.com sales). What

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