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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2017

Everyone wants more rewards. And the best way to pile them up quickly is to choose a rewards card that aligns with your spending habits.

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

10.05.16

The Best Renters Insurance for 2017

Article Highlights: Like Homeowners Insurance, there are unique factors that affect which company is best for you, so always compare multiple rates More people are

09.26.16

Car Insurance After a DUI: What You Need To Know

You did something stupid and you got caught. Or someone you know did something stupid and got caught. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, the person

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The Best Home Insurance for 2017

If you’re looking for the best home insurance in 2017, there are plenty of national and local insurance companies that will want your business. However,

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Review

When compared to other rewards credit cards of its caliber, the simply can’t be beat. Not only do you get 2X points on travel and

08.19.16
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The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts Online for 2017

Don’t expect the savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank to notice that the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Rates have been at historic lows for years

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Best Online Stock Trading Brokers for 2017

I’ve had an online stock trading account since I was 13 years old. I’ve used at least a dozen of the best online stock trading

03.15.16
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We Gave Eight Households $100 to Spend at the Grocery Store

Can you guess who bought a $62.99 bottle of wine, who spent nearly $50 on pizza rolls and other junk food, and who spent the

10.06.15
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The Best Free Checking Account in 2017

Free checking accounts used to be commonplace, but as banking has grown more sophisticated it’s also gotten more expensive. The Internet, though, has made it

04.01.15
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Affordable Online MBA Programs in 2017

This is the final article in a series on affordable online education. We previously covered specifically online colleges and various degree programs, including online bachelor’s

03.31.15
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Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs in 2017

This is part of a four-part series that focuses on affordable online education, specifically online colleges and various degree programs. Other articles in this series

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Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in 2017

This is part of a four-part series on affordable online colleges and degree programs. The other articles cover affordable online colleges, affordable online master’s degree

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Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2017

Finding the most affordable online colleges comes down to looking for the best value, not just the lowest cost. You want to get what you

Special Announcement From The Simple Dollar Team

Dear Readers of The Simple Dollar, I’m writing to you today to inform you of some improved changes that you’ll see coming to the site

Guide To Financial Independence For Women

While everyone defines financial independence a little differently, there are some common denominators that apply to all of us. It means you’re able to completely

Most Affordable Cities to Retire

Part of retirement planning is the task of picking the perfect destination to settle down for your golden years. Not only does your city/community of

Best College Towns That Are The Most Affordable

When you choose a college, you aren’t just picking a school, you’re picking a home for the next four years. The town your school is