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Ten Pieces of Inspiration #72

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

05.04.12
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Construct Your Debt Repayment Plan (124/365)

In my opinion, if you’re in a financial hole, constructing a debt repayment plan is the single strongest step you can take. It creates a

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The Saving Collective

Recently, I read a wonderful article in The Atlantic entitled How the Other Half Saves: Financial Planning on $2 a Day. The article focused on

05.03.12
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Switch to Only Using Cash and Checks for a Year (123/365)

One of the biggest mental tricks that credit cards (and debit cards, for that matter) plays on our minds is that they make the use

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Reader Mailbag: Free Will Donations

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down

05.02.12
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Resist Temptation to Use Your Credit Card Once You Pay It Down (122/365)

For a lot of people, debt is a cycle. They’ll spend themselves to the breaking point, watching their credit card balances surge. Then, once they

05.02.12
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6 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Have you ever felt burnt out at a job? If so, you’re not alone. Stress – the root cause of burnout – costs the US

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rain and Sports Edition

One of the big challenges of outdoor youth sports is dodging the inevitable spring rainfalls. We’ll have a practice or two and I’ll see some

05.01.12
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Confront the Credit Card Companies (121/365)

For most people, the debt that really tips things from a manageable situation into a very challenging one is credit card debt. Credit cards are

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Cutting Down the Options

When a person signs up for their 401(k), they’re often hit with an onslaught of options. What percentage do they want deducted? Which of these