02.20.07
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The Freedom Of Frugality

Thank God for poverty That makes and keeps us free, And lets us go our unobtrusive way, Glad of the sun and rain, Upright, serene,

02.20.07
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Is It Unamerican To Do International Investments?

Recently, I was criticized by a friend of mine when I mentioned offhand that I had a significant amount of my retirement portfolio invested in

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The Green Dollar: Being Environmentally Conscious Can Save You Money

Pop culture today continually urges us to be more environmentally conscious on an individual basis, something that everyone can agree is a good thing regardless

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The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, And Broke: Chapters 1 – 3

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

02.19.07
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Cutting Down On Splurges: How I Did It – And You Can Too

Back before my financial armageddon, I used to splurge on unnecessary stuff almost every evening after work. I’d enjoy things by the armload that I

02.19.07
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Money Magazine – March 2007

My most recent issue of Money Magazine arrived in my mailbox late last week, but when I saw the cover, I almost cringed: it’s an

02.19.07
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Five Minute Finances #1: Clean Your Car’s Air Filter

Five Minute Finances is a series of tips on how you can save significant money or reorganize your financial life in just five minutes. These

02.19.07
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What You Can Do Right Now To Help Your Career

Most career advice you receive focuses on the big picture: how to get ahead, how to “win,” and such things that are on a much

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The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, And Broke: Overview

The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke is an attempt by Suze Orman to take personal finance ideas that traditionally appeal to older

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Ten Books That Changed My Life #4: Titan

Titan Ron Chernow Changed my life in January 1997 During my first semester in college, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do

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5 Ways to Deal With Debt Collectors and Harrassment

If you’re in a situation where debt collectors are calling you three times a day demanding that your debts be repaid, you’re probably rather worried

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5 Ways Your Local Library Can Transform Your Life Without Even Checking Out A Book

A good local library is worth its weight in gold. It’s a place where you can check out thousands of books for free and read

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Review: Jim Cramer’s Mad Money

When I picked up Cramer’s first investment book, Real Money, I fully expected it to be obnoxious and loud, like the book’s namesake. Instead, I

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Edward Bellamy, Inventor Of The Credit Card

One might have expected that the person who unleashed the credit card on the world would have been a captain of finance, an individual who

02.16.07
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Want 31 Days To Fix Your Finances In One Easy To Read File? Here’s How To Get It!

Several readers suggested converting the popular 31 Days To Fix Your Finances series to a single file for easy reading. I’ve been hesitant to do

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Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Buy or Don’t Buy?

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its

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10 Options To Consider Before Getting A Payday Loan

Yesterday, I discussed in brief my conflicted opinions on payday loans. To summarize, I basically think they border on predatory, but they exist because society

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Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: The TV Show

This week, The Simple Dollar takes a look at the new investing book from Jim Cramer, Mad Money. This book is surprisingly different from its