Websites

A Look At The Consumer Action Handbook

Recently, I downloaded the Consumer Action Handbook, an interesting 178 page document produced by the U.S. government’s General Services Administration. It’s an excellent free resource for basic consumer information of all kinds, including a huge collection of contact information for consumer advocates and customer service departments. I thought I’d give this free document a walk-through …

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25 Excellent Personal Finance And Personal Development Sites

Recently, I wrote about the only personal finance sites I visit every day, and I made an offhand mention of having a lot of sites that I peruse daily via Google Reader, even if I don’t visit the site itself daily. This begged an obvious question that several readers called me on: what do you …

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The Only Personal Finance Sites I Visit Every Day

I hear quite often from readers that they check The Simple Dollar faithfully each day, and recently one of them asked whether I read any personal finance blogs and, if so, which ones do I read every day. The truth is that I subscribe to about ninety blogs of various types using Google Reader. It …

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The Four Web Sites That Directly Save Me The Most Money … And Some Thoughts On Other Online Shopping Sites

Who says web surfing can’t directly save you money? First of all, here are five websites I use on a very frequent basis that have directly saved me significant money. Remember The Milk http://www.rememberthemilk.com I wrote ecstatically about this site before, but the same still holds true: I use it to manage my grocery list, …

Watching Someone Else Find Their Way Through Debt

One of the best parts of writing a site like The Simple Dollar is that you get the opportunity to find out what problems others are having with their personal finances. I’ve heard some incredible stories, a few of which I’ve had the opportunity to share on here, and I’ve learned a lot – not …

Categories: Advice, Websites

Carnival of Personal Finance #86

Welcome to the 86th Carnival of Personal Finance! For those unaware, the Carnival of Personal Finance is a series of weekly posts hosted by various blogs in which we highlight great posts on various personal finance topics. Usually, when I go to read a carnival or festival, I scan the article titles quickly and only …

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Remember The Milk!

I usually don’t wax ecstatic over nifty websites, but this one has become not only a tremendous timesaver for me, but has also managed to help me save a good deal of money. It’s called Remember the Milk and it’s basically just an online list manager – but it does that list management so well …

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Ben Stein Is The Best Yahoo! Finance Columnist, Period: Here Are Ten Reasons Why

Today, I spent some time exploring the redesigned Yahoo! Finance site and inevitably I wound up reading the latest works of some of the columnists there. In the past, I was pretty harsh on some of their columnists, but I have always quite enjoyed the work of Ben Stein, and thus I spent an hour …

Categories: Websites, Writing

Festival of Frugality #58

Welcome to the 58th Festival of Frugality! For those unaware, the Festival of Frugality is a series of weekly posts hosted by various blogs in which we highlight great posts on frugal living. Usually, when I go to read a carnival or festival, I scan the article titles quickly and only click on ones that …

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Yahoo! Finance Disappoints: Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $75 Million?

As I was surfing through Yahoo! Finance last night, I spotted an article on the front page that disappointed me greatly. Right on the front page was a link to an article with the headline Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $75 Million!, including the exclamation point. For those unaware, Powerball is a multi-state lottery in the …

Categories: Investing, Websites

Six Yahoo! Finance Columnists Are Worth Reading. The Other Six … Aren’t.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Yahoo! Finance. There’s always plenty of great, free stuff there to read on all sorts of finance topics. I particularly enjoy reading the columnists on the site, because many of them have distinctive and interesting voices. On the other hand, some of them just rehash the …

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What Happens When The Simple Dollar Meets Digg/Lifehacker/etc.: A Special Report

Last Friday, The Simple Dollar was lucky enough to have a post receive a front page posting on digg, an extremely popular tech link aggregation site (here’s the actual digg post itself, currently at 2,051 diggs). Subsequently, it spent a day as the most popular link on del.icio.us (a social bookmarking site) and then it …

Categories: Blogging, Websites

Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #10: Ask MetaFilter

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #9: Make Love, Not Debt

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #8: Get Rich Slowly

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #7: Yahoo! Finance

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #6: Personal Finance Advice

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #5: Divorce to Financial Freedom

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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Ten Personal Finance Sites I Can’t Live Without #4: Generation X Finance

The Simple Dollar is celebrating this weekend after Thanksgiving with a review of ten personal finance sites that I visit every day without fail. These ten sites provide a large helping of food for thought on personal finance topics and my day wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to visit them. Please, give these sites …

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