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How Credit Card Companies Make Money

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

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Google and The Simple Dollar Team Up on Expert Answers

I’m super excited to announce that The Simple Dollar is one of the partners Google has selected to be a trusted contributing voice on the

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The Simple Dollar and Soda Are Hiring

When Trent Hamm penned his first words on The Simple Dollar, he gave the world a unique window into one man’s struggle between his future


How to Get Cheap Life Insurance in 2015

Life insurance is something most people don’t think much about… until they start a family or buy a house, and suddenly realize they’re grown-ups. When you’ve got a spouse

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Robinhood Review: Free Is the New $7 Stock Trade

Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a


How Betterment Won My Retirement Account

Earlier this year, I began writing a series chronicling my decision to roll over my old 401(k) into a new IRA with an automated investment advisor

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Betterment vs. Wealthfront

As I explained in previous posts, I’m on a quest to roll over my old 401(k) into the best retirement account I can find. My

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Personal Capital Review

As I explained in a few previous posts, I am on a quest to roll over my old 401(k) into a new account with better

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TurboTax Discount Code – Free Offer Promotion

Tax preparers usually need a TurboTax discount code to get a great deal on the software for tax season. However, due to a PR mix

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The Best Deals We Tell Our Friends About

All deals are not created equal. As a frugal community, we know there are the “daily deals” and then there are the real deals –

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Introducing Thrifty Thursdays

One of my favorite things about The Simple Dollar is all of the tips, tricks, hacks, and analysis Trent has written over the years on how

TurboTax Refund for Deluxe Customers

Taxpayers and investors alike have expressed outrage this tax season over recent changes made by TurboTax. The company’s “Deluxe” package, a popular choice in recent years,


Wealthfront Review

As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going

Zenhabits’ Leo Babauta on Mastering the Art of Change

I recently got the chance to sit down and talk to Leo Babauta, the creator of one of my favorite blogs, Zenhabits. We got to chat about habit

Betterment Review

As I explained last week, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct

Decrypting Bitcoin

I wanted to begin this post by asking the “biggest” question about Bitcoin. But the truth is, there are dozens of enormous questions about the

The Best Retirement Plans and 401k Rollovers are Online

I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). Since millions of other people are in this same

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