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A Deeper Look at Savings Rate
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 20, 2018
Some Hidden Challenges of Debt Freedom and Financial Independence
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 19, 2018
Who’s Allowed to Buy Your Credit Report?

Your credit reports are full of information about you, from the types of accounts you have opened to how you’ve…

John Ulzheimer
John Ulzheimer
Apr 19, 2018
How to Use Your Financial Goals as a Litmus Test

When Sarah and I started turning around our finances, one of our biggest goals was to achieve complete freedom from…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 18, 2018
Dreaming of a Frugal Christmas? It’s Easy — If You Start Now

The National Retail Federation predicted that U.S. residents would spend as much as $682 billion during the 2017 holiday season.…

Donna Freedman
Apr 18, 2018
The Expendable Employee

Quite often, I’ll read or hear stories from readers, from friends, and from other online sources that revolve around a…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 17, 2018
Five Tasty Ways to Use Discarded Sourdough Starter

If you, like me, have been sucked into the sourdough bread craze and are nurturing a starter on your kitchen…

Kirsten Akens
Apr 17, 2018
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