01.29.16
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Spare Time: Higher Earnings or Lower Spending?

Sarah (no, not my wife) wrote in with a really good question: Let’s say I have a free weekend. Am I better off spending that

01.24.16
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What to Do With Your 401(k) When You Change Jobs

What happens to the money in your company retirement account when you leave your job? Does it have to stay there? Do you lose any

01.20.16
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Finding Meaning Within Your Job – Even If You Don’t Like It

Most people don’t like their jobs. Believe it or not, only 13% of people worldwide actually like going to work. That means seven out of

01.16.16
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Jump

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching an excellent speech by Steve Harvey. Harvey gave this speech on the set of Family

12.29.15
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Nine Strategies to Earn More Money in the Coming Year

I’ve always thought that all of the key parts of personal finance were bound up in the single phrase, “Spend less than you earn.” In

12.28.15
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The Working-Class Reality of Your Superstar Dreams

Whenever I’d meet new people during my three-year tenure as a professional basketball player in Israel, they’d be skeptical. They’d look me up and down

12.11.15
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How Women Can Close the Retirement Savings Gap

As a recent Vanguard study showed, men have approximately 50% more money saved for retirement than women. Shocked and saddened by this, I wanted to

12.08.15
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Nine Strategies for Investing in Yourself Without Major Financial Expense

Spend less than you earn. That’s what I consider to be the fundamental rule of personal finance. Everything really comes down to that – frugality,

12.07.15
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Direct Sales in the Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugh

If you’re anything like me, your friends are selling stuff. A lot of stuff. And while we used to expect the occasional doorstep pitch for

12.01.15
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10 Work-From-Home Jobs for 2016

Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawn of the Internet, it was

11.24.15
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Spending Your Life

Recently, I had the great pleasure of reading an excellent article from Wait But Why entitled Your Life in Weeks. The premise of the article

11.24.15
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How to Escape a Job You Hate

Feeling disengaged and uninspired at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that only 31.5% of American employees felt engaged at

11.20.15
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How to Start a Blog: A Tutorial

If you’re passionate about writing and comfortable with technology, starting a blog is one way to share your personal experiences and insights with the world.

11.20.15
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Making a ‘Future Self Friday’

A few months ago, I made a key change to my work schedule. I was feeling frustrated that I never felt as though I had

11.12.15
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12 Strategies for Saving Money on Convention or Conference Trips

Back when I worked in an office environment, I attended two or three professional conferences per year. I often presented at these events and, for

11.06.15
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The Secret of the Launchpad

One of the most important things I ever did with regards to launching The Simple Dollar and making it successful was to adopt a pretty

11.01.15
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I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest – and You Can, Too

After graduating from college in 2009, I played professional basketball in Israel for three years. When I finished, I moved back to my hometown of

10.28.15
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Why Freelancing Can Be Safer Than a 9-to-5 Job

By all accounts, the way we work is changing. A recent study of workplace trends by work-for-hire site Elance showed that, over the last two decades, Americans

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