Trent Hamm

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 To Do With Your Tax Refund

As the tax filing season approaches, many people are looking forward to getting their tax return filed, so they can get that long-awaited tax ref…

The 2020 Frugal Holiday Gift Guide

If there’s a season that nudges people toward overspending, it’s the holidays. This presents a dilemma for frugal-minded people in tw…

Tax Withholdings and Savings Questions, Answered

Looking at your pay stub and seeing how much money is being withheld from your paycheck can be confusing and frustrating. You worked to earn a ce…

How to Choose a Budgeting System That’s Right for You

One of the first pieces of financial advice that most people receive is that they need a budget. Budgets are indeed powerful tools, but there are…

Here’s How 2021 Tax Brackets Work

Tax brackets are one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of how taxes in America work. News coverage of taxes often does little to clear u…

We Answer Your 3 Questions About Mortgages and Homeownership

Buying and owning a home isn’t easy. When you have such a large purchase looming on the horizon, you probably have questions about mortgage…