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Questions About Insurance, Marriage, Coffee, Thanksgiving, and More!
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 19, 2018
The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 17, 2018
Seven Ways Black Friday Can Save You Money All Year Long

The National Retail Federation expects us to spend as much as $720.89 billion this holiday season. That’s a lot of…

Donna Freedman
Nov 19, 2018
Financial Success Is a Lifestyle Outcome, Not a Skill or a Fad

When I first started making financial changes in my life, I believed at first (and for a surprisingly long time…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 16, 2018
An Iterative Approach to Improving Your Finances (and Your Life)

My previous career (before “freelance writer”) was in software development. I worked in a research lab where I wrote custom…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 15, 2018
Challenge Yourself! 12 Simple Frugal Challenges You Can Do This Week

I’m a big fan of using the 30-day challenge to try out a particular daily routine or behavioral change in…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 14, 2018
Feeling Rich and Feeling Poor

One question that I left out of the mailbag yesterday is this one, from Dana: I find myself oscillating back…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 13, 2018
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