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Using a Credit Card Bonus Program As a Purchase Tool

Recently, I’ve begun using a credit card with a useful bonus program as my tool for making small, regular purchases. I did this after finally

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Review: The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom

The overall point of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom is laid out clearly on the very first page of the book. The premise of

09.10.14
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Building A Better Blog: An Addendum

Recently, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of enjoying two exceptional resources for building a successful blog. Pro Blogger’s 31 Days to Building a Better Blog

09.17.14
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How To Buy Cool & Cheap Christmas Gifts and Save Money

Now that the Christmas shopping season is upon us, many of us are wondering what on earth we should get for people in our family.

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The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. This title has appeared on countless

08.28.14
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#5: Hiring Help

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday

11.20.06
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When the Fridge and the Wallet Are Both Empty

Several times in my life, I found myself without any money at all and an empty refrigerator. Thanks to my atrocious money management, I needed

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A Guide To Using Froogle

I was surprised recently to find out that several regular readers of The Simple Dollar were completely unaware of Froogle, Google’s comparative shopping search engine.

04.30.15
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The Value of Personal Appearance

One of the greatest challenges of living a lifestyle of financial freedom is determining the exact value of personal appearance. How does one balance a

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The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Steps 7-9

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. This title has appeared on countless

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#4: Paying for a Home

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday

02.20.07
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Video Game Addict? Here’s A Plan For Saving A Lot Of Money

Even during my worst days of spending, it was clear to me that I was overspending on my video game hobby. In fact, it became

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The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom: Steps 4-6

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. This title has appeared on countless

08.28.14
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#3: Buying a Home

This is part of a series in which we re-evaluate Money Magazine’s “25 Rules To Grow Rich By”. One “rule” will be re-evaluated each weekday

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If I Could Do It All Over Again: Advising Myself At Age Eighteen

Ten years ago, I was in the midst of my freshman year in college. I had very little concept of money or what to do

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100 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Financial Mindset

Recently, an old friend of mine came to me quite upset. She was drowning in debt, much like I was, and she told me she

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The Wrong People Are Reading Personal Finance Sites

If you’re reading this, you’re more likely than not to have a pretty solid grip on your personal finances. You’re thinking about them regularly and

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The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom: Steps 1-3

This week, The Simple Dollar is conducting a detailed review of Suze Orman’s The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. This title has appeared on countless