How we got here

Simplifying personal finance for 14 years and counting

When his financial issues came to a head in 2006, Trent Hamm resolved to get out of debt for good. Trent’s journey to financial freedom inspired him to share the strategies that worked for him — and The Simple Dollar was born. Today, we serve around one million visitors per month. We’re ranked as a Top Ten Personal Finance Blog on Kiplinger and in the Technorati Top Twenty for business and finance blogs. We’ve also been featured in some of the world’s largest publications, including The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, and TIME.

Trent Hamm Trent Hamm The Founder of The Simple Dollar

Trent Hamm founded The Simple Dollar in 2006 after developing innovative financial strategies to get out of debt. Since then, he’s written three books (published by Simon & Schuster and Financial Times Press), contributed to Business Insider, US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, and Lifehacker, and been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Forbes, The Guardian, and elsewhere.

What we do

Financial education for all

The Simple Dollar began as a community for people to learn and share real-life personal finance strategies. While the team continues to grow, our mission remains the same: providing well-researched, useful recommendations and advice that empowers our readers to make smart financial decisions. In addition to the finance blog that made us famous, we now offer comprehensive guides on credit cards, investing, banking, insurance, and more.

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