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The Dirty Dozen: My 12 Biggest Financial Mistakes of the Last 10 Years and How I Wish I Had Done Things Differently
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When I write about my own personal finance experiences, it’s easy to report on the things I did well. Writing about the good moves makes a lot of sense, after all. Those are the moves that resulted in a clear-cut personal finance gain without a lot of sacrifice, and those are the moves that really […]

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Questions About Skillet Meals, Balance Transfers, Status Symbols, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning around low interest loans 2. Worried about financial crisis 3. Figuring out cremation costs 4. CPAs and taxes 5. Status symbols and […]

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Use the Tools You Have Now Instead of Dreaming of the Tools You’ll Have Later
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I had a great conversation recently with a gentleman in his early fifties who, upon being introduced to me and learning that I had been a full-time personal finance writer for several years, had been looking for a chance to have a conversation with me privately. Let’s call him Gene. It turns out that Gene […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 24): Investing and Saving for Education
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we discussed steps that people need to take in order to use their “gap” money – the difference between their income and their spending – to […]

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14 New Year’s Money Resolutions
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When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year – we created a list of year-end financial moves to consider, and looked back on our progress. On top of those tasks, we came up with a few money goals […]

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