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The Simple Dollar Day After Christmas Report: The Best of What I Gave and Received

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. This year, the most enjoyable gifts I gave were a cashmere sweater to my wife, a sizeable donation to a 529 savings account to my son, a top-quality HEPA air filter for my grandmother, and homemade wall calendars for my parents, my grandmother, and my brother’s family that …

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Merry Christmas From The Simple Dollar!

The Simple Dollar wishes all of you a merry Christmas! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that your winter holidays find you in good cheer! As for me, I’ll be helping my son empty out his stocking and exchanging a wide assortment of gifts with my family. There’s also a pair of family dinners …

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Simple Dollar!

The Simple Dollar wishes every one of you a happy Thanksgiving. For my international readers who might be unfamiliar with this American tradition, Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the harvest and of cultural diversity in America. It is typically celebrated by having a large communal meal with family and friends, and is considered a …

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The Wrong People Are Reading Personal Finance Sites

If you’re reading this, you’re more likely than not to have a pretty solid grip on your personal finances. You’re thinking about them regularly and you’re visiting and reading websites devoted to the topic. Getting your mindset in the right place is the foundation of personal finance; everything else just follows along with it. When …

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The Inspiration For The Simple Dollar

Today, I thought I would introduce you to the inspiration for The Simple Dollar. It’s not my own money, or someone else’s money; it’s a person. Joe is a little boy who just turned one year old. Just one year ago, I was sitting in a hospital holding him for the first time. As I’ve …

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The Simple Dollar Relaunched!

Welcome to the relaunch of The Simple Dollar! For those of you who have never visited before, The Simple Dollar is a personal finance blog centered around the perspective of those of us who have dug ourselves into a deep hole of debt and are just learning the tools to escape from this pit. Focuses …

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