The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: MSN Mania Edition

As some of you may know, I had an article published by MSN recently, and yesterday it reached the front page of Since this is the start page for a lot of web browsers out there, I was able to reach more readers yesterday than any day since I started this project. Here’s the article at MSN if you’d like to read it, and here are some other personal finance posts.

Home Depot to Give Away CFLs This Sunday Ever thought about giving CFLs a try, but didn’t want to put out the money? Stop by Home Depot this Sunday; they’re giving each customer a free CFL (while supplies last, so get there early!). (via get rich slowly)

Starting A Business With Pocket Change A nice complement to the talks yesterday about side businesses, this article is about starting a side business using just the money in a pocket change jar. (@ personal finance advice)

24 Signs You Could Be In Financial Trouble This series isn’t quite finished yet (19/24 complete), but the entries are really interesting and well worth reading. (@ generation x finance)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Personal Finance In A Plastic Economy This is a writeup about how the prevalence of credit cards is really changing the face of how people buy things as a whole, and how a lot of traditional personal finance advice doesn’t really work in an age where many people do their financial business with a piece of plastic.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    Thanks for the mentions, Trent. And great work on the MSN piece. That is quite an achievement!

  2. Patrick says:

    Congrats Trent! Keep up the good work.

  3. Hazzard says:

    Congratulations on the exposure. I’m sure you’ll pick up a lot of quality readers that will benefit from the site. GO PF BLOGGERS!

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  5. Mardee says:

    That was a very informative article. One other tip you might add in the future that helps me – go shopping when you don’t have much time. If I know I have an unlimited amount of time when stopping at Target to pick up cat litter and socks, I’m much more inclined to browse the aisles. But if I stop there 30 minutes before I’m due somewhere else, I’ll just rush in, run for my purchases and check out quickly. It works every time…

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