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This Website Saves Customers So Much Money It’s Being Sued

Aktarer Zaman’s mission was to make it easier (and cheaper) for people to explore the world. The 22-year-old New York City resident went about making that happen by designing a website, Skiplagged, that shows travelers the cheapest flight routes to their destinations. Sounds harmless, right? Apparently, Orbitz and United Airlines don’t think so. Zaman’s website is …

Categories: Technology, Travel

Some Thoughts on Currency

Recently, I came across this great article about Nicola Piccola, a person who went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help out with rebuilding and wound up moving there. Today, he lives in New Orleans and works for the New Orleans Food and Farm Network for a very low wage, meaning that he has …

Categories: Getting Started

Why Your Company Culture Matters, and How to Improve It

It’s 6 a.m. and your alarm clock just went off. As you reach over to turn it off, what are you thinking? Carpe diem!? Today’s the day!? Or… Did you have a rough night of sleep?  Is your head aching? Should you have said no to that third glass of wine? Are you scrambling to remember …

Best Installment Loans for 2015

Do you know what an installment loan is? Chances are you do; in fact, you might already have one. An installment loan is simply a loan you receive as a lump sum, then pay back with fixed monthly payments for a fixed amount of time. Installment loans include car loans, mortgages, and even many personal …

Categories: Loans

What Do New Parents Really Need?

If you ask baby boomers how parenting has changed over the years, many can name a host of once-safe practices that have since been outlawed. People from my mother’s generation talk about how, as babies, they rode in the front seat of their family car without a car seat. And my mother often jokes about shrouding us in …

How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt

For most of us, the holiday season is a few weeks into the past. We have some happy memories, but the joy of the holidays is already long gone as we start a new year and move through the rest of the winter season. In many mailboxes, bills from the countless expenses of the holiday …

Tax Guide for College Students

College is a huge step toward adulthood. Going to class, homework and studying, holding down a job, figuring out a way to pay for college, and trying to make yourself marketable for a job after graduation – that’s exhausting just to type. One more step to adulthood is filing taxes. As a college student, filing taxes can …

Categories: Education, Taxes

Coding Boot Camps: Three Months to Six Figures?

The mention of coding boot camps may conjure images of helmets and laptops. Far from it. They’re intensive programs, nine to 12 weeks on average, that provide training in computer coding so students can land jobs as Web developers. Such programs are increasing in popularity and reportedly had 2014 tuition revenue of $59 million. They often claim to increase your …

Five Inexpensive Home Improvements for Winter

With the holidays behind us, many people are dreading winter and looking forward to the first signs of spring. Since spring is generally best spent tidying up and working on the outside of your property, winter offers a good chance to get the interior of your home in tip-top shape. There are plenty of upgrades you can do yourself with a limited budget, …

How to Take Advantage of $2 Gas

During most of the time I’ve been writing for The Simple Dollar, gas prices have stayed somewhere well north of $3 per gallon, jumping regularly to levels as high as $4 per gallon locally and approaching $5 per gallon at various places in the United States. That’s an expense that really adds up. Let’s start …

Categories: Getting Started, Travel