Yesterday, I made a complete switch of The Simple Dollar to dedicated hosting. Over the last month or two, the traffic for The Simple Dollar had simply outgrown what my previous hosting service was capable of providing. You’ve probably noticed periods of slowness and some periods of downtime as a result of this. When you start reaching into traffic where you’re seeing a million page views a month, which is where I’m at at the moment, you have to look at making a switch, and so I finally pulled the trigger. Hopefully, you’ll see the site being down far less often and you should also be noticing an uptick in speed as well, particularly during the mid-day crunch when lots of people are perusing the site. Anyway, enjoy, and I hope this will give The Simple Dollar plenty of room to grow from here.
There Is No Such Thing As A Budget Failure Every time you exceed your budget, it shows you a place where either your budget was unrealistic or you can work on your behavior for the future. That’s not failure, that’s a positive feedback loop. (@ not made of money)
73 Great Debt Elimination Tips This is an excellent list of reader-collected debt elimination tips. Some of them are thought provoking and could have an article written about just that tip. (@ zen habits)
Using Cash in a Cashless World Cash still has a lot of uses, particularly with small businesses. I try to always pay cash at small businesses because those credit card fees eat straight into their profit margin and it makes no difference to me in the end – I’d rather put a bit of cash in the local small businessman’s pocket than in the pocket of MasterCard. (@ queercents)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Why You Should NOT Pay For Your Child’s Education In this article, I was intentionally playing devil’s advocate to lay out the complete case for not paying for your child’s college education – it turned into a very good discussion.