11.17.15
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10 Ways Millennials Are Able to Save Money

As a ‘millennial,’ I constantly find myself on the receiving end of financial advice that’s either way over my head (tax-loss harvesting?) or seemingly impossible (how

Best Online Stock Trading Brokers for 2016

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

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Five Strategies for Handling Slow Progress Toward Your Goals

When you start paying attention to your finances, the progress can feel amazing. Over the first few years of our financial turnaround, we saw our

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Here’s What Living on Half Your Income Really Looks Like

If you ask anyone who plans to retire early what their secret is, they’ll all say the same thing — it’s a high savings rate.

10.11.15
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The Tortoise in Your Portfolio

“Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett Buffett’s quote seems to state the

10.06.15

The Best Free Checking Account in 2016

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

10.05.15
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How My Cheese Addiction Taught Me to Automate My Savings

I wouldn’t consider myself an overly indulgent person. I generally eat two well­-balanced meals a day. I don’t drink very often and I walk a

10.04.15
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Capital One 360 Review

If you’re looking for a strong all-round option in online banking, is a particularly good choice. In fact, it’s The Simple Dollar’s pick for the

10.01.15
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Six Bills You Can Negotiate Down to Save Money

If you have a love-hate relationship with your monthly bills, you’re not alone. While most of us enjoy a modern lifestyle and all the perks that

09.14.15

Personal Finance 101: What Is a Money Market Account?

Perhaps you’ve run across the term “money market account” at your bank. Sounds kind of imposing, but in reality, a money market account, or MMA,

08.31.15

Personal Finance 101: What Is a Certificate of Deposit?

If you’re looking for a place to stash your money for a longer period of time than a regular checking or savings account, you may

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Best Prepaid Debit Cards of 2016

While prepaid cards were once a last resort for those who couldn’t qualify for a traditional bank account, new features have moved some of the best

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Ceiling Fan Hacks to Save Energy (and Money)

Summer’s just about here, and you’ve probably had to kick on the air conditioning a few times already. For some people, that’s the beginning of

06.08.15
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Five Things I Was Willing to Give Up to Save Money

Several years ago, my husband and I realized that we weren’t realizing our financial potential. We weren’t hugely in debt or spending frivolously… but we were

06.07.15
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12 Items That Pay for Themselves Tenfold or More

When you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle and save money, it can seem counterintuitive to buy anything new. Yet, that’s exactly what many money-conscious

05.21.15

How to Save Money: 100 Great Tips to Get You Started

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes

05.18.15

40 Ways to Save Money on Monthly Expenses

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out ways to spend less money — and one of the best ways to accomplish

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How to Create a Bare-Bones Budget

Whether you’re struggling to get your debt under control or simply want to build up an emergency fund or a down payment as quickly as possible, a bare-bones

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