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Trent’s latest articles

Personal Finance and Egoistic Altruism: Improving Your Situation Versus Improving the World
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 24, 2018
Personal Finance and the 80/20 Principle
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 23, 2018
Trent’s Frugal Picks: 12 Low-Cost Options I Seriously Like

Quite often, I’ll get messages from readers asking for a good “bang for the buck” or low cost recommendation for…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 22, 2018
How to Use Balance Transfer Cards to Score 0% APR on a Big Purchase

If you need to borrow money to make a big purchase – say, a new appliance or a sofa —…

Holly Johnson
Mar 22, 2018
Financial Freedom and Comfort

Which option is better: is it better to have maximum freedom over how one uses their time, or is it…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 21, 2018
10 Things We Used to Pay a Lot Less for (and Still Could)

With few exceptions, goods and services cost more than they used to. But they don’t always have to. One of…

Jason Notte
Mar 21, 2018
Some Thoughts on Parenting and Personal Finance Success from an Experienced Parent

Sarah and I welcomed our first child into the world in 2005, not too long before the launch of The…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 20, 2018
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