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The Emotional Effects of Debt

Whether it’s considered “good debt” or “bad debt,” the truth is, any debt can cause serious emotional effects. Studies show what many of us already know: Debt


Saving Money in Your Startup — Part 5

Have you ever written a check and paused for a moment to mentally check your bank account to make sure there were sufficient funds in

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Confronting Your Worst Money Fears

A tornado sweeps through your town and leaves nothing but death and destruction in its wake. An electrical fire burns your house and everything in it to the

What’s Your Money Mind Type?

Excerpted from “Creating Money, Creating Meaning” by Orna Ross A core understanding in “Creating Money, Creating Meaning” is that how you do money is how you

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How to Declutter Your Home in a Weekend Without Spending a Dime

When your home is a cluttered wreck, it can be hard to summon the motivation to tackle the chores you’ve been putting off and to toss or organize your scattered

Best Cloud Storage Providers for 2015

The best cloud storage providers give you ample room to store your data and easy ways to share it, all at a reasonable price point.

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Maternity Leave for Women Entrepreneurs

In addition to the steady paycheck, another big perk of working in the corporate world is often the benefits package. For some, that includes six to 12 weeks of maternity leave.

15 Money Principles for the Newly Self-Employed

Being an entrepreneur is scary at times. Income fluctuates, there are no guarantees, and only about half of all small businesses even make it to the

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11 Lucrative Freelance Jobs That Are Still Growing

Building wealth boils down to a pretty simple equation: Either spend less money, or earn more of it. We offer plenty of ways to tighten up

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Free Kid’s Clothes

In 2009, I had my first child, a girl I named Lydia Rose. She was beautiful and dainty just like a baby doll, and I

Best Life Insurance Companies for 2015

Life insurance can ease your loved ones’ financial worries if you die unexpectedly, but it’s just as essential for your own peace of mind. In

Student Loan Forgiveness Series: Volunteering

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in the article, 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average

Cash Flow vs. Capital Gains Investing: The Two Investing Paths

Ever wondered what it takes to become a successful long term investor? You don’t necessarily need to have deep macro knowledge about international trends, or

Small Business Insurance Basics

There are about 45 million businesses in the United States of which more than 99 percent are considered small businesses. More than 40 million of

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

Questions About Goodwill, Emergency Funds, Library Openings, Cheese, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

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

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