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12 Non-Financial Books That Will Help You Cultivate a Mindset of Financial Independence
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Over the years, I’ve written about many personal finance books that have been incredibly valuable to me and to many others in terms of helping them figure out their finances and build a path to a strong retirement or even to financial independence / early retirement. Perhaps the most in-depth list was this one, where […]

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Thoughts Become Desires
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One of my biggest work distractions is looking at interesting websites, particularly ones that I think will help improve my life (this might sound an awful lot like you at the moment). Quite often, I’ll stumble across an article that will talk about a particular book or a particular app or a particular item that […]

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Eight Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making
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About half of Americans lived in middle-income households in 2014, according to Pew Research. This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income – or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas). America’s middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also engineers, construction managers, and […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (31/31) – Bringing It All Together
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appeared every Thursday on The Simple Dollar for the better part of a year. This is the final entry in the series. Before we get started with this final edition of the “31 Days to Financial Independence,” let’s make a giant list of all of […]

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15 Simple Driving Tactics That Will Save You Surprising Money (and Time, Too)
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One of my biggest financial frustrations is stopping at a gas station. You dump fuel in your car, spend $40 or more, and then all you do is burn that fuel getting to where you need to be. It just goes up in smoke, literally. Whenever I see something that I’ve spent my hard-earned money […]

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Five Strategies for Avoiding (or Talking Yourself Out of) Hasty Purchases
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The biggest personal finance mistake I make on any sort of a regular basis is to visit a store of any kind where I know I’m going to be personally tempted, and to do so with money in my pocket. A board game store, a bookstore, a stationery/pen/ink store, a brewing supply store – I […]

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for $50 or Less
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TSD’s Holly Johnson and Jon Gorey have, well, different perspectives on some things. Here, they share some ideas for a frugal Valentine’s Day date night. Valentine’s Day may be nothing more than a Hallmark holiday, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Whether or not you choose to acknowledge it, your sweetie may be […]

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Illinois, feds take on abusive student loan practices they say trap young people – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Illinois, feds take on abusive student loan practices they say trap young peopleChicago TribuneSallie Mae Bank and Navient have been practicing widespread abuse in their student lending practices, leading to billions of dollars of needless debt, according to a lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (Ally Marotti/Chicago Tribune).6 Tips for Avoiding […]

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How to make money fast (without getting caught in a scam)
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#text-6.widget_text { background-color: transparent !important; padding: 0 !important;} Hi, I’m Ramit Sethi, and I’m going to show you how to make more money. Legitimately (I’m a Stanford grad and New York Times best-selling author), and as quickly as you want. I’m going to break down 9 proven methods of making more money: Negotiate your bills […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 22): Using ‘the Gap’ and Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation
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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 finished up our series of discussions on strategies for increasing your income with a look at starting a side business and dabbling in entrepreneurship. Today, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Expense Ratios
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If you want better investment returns, one of the smartest things you can do is find lower-cost investments. Not only are smaller fees a good predictor of future returns (the smaller the better), but cost is one of the few investment variables that’s directly within your control. You can’t control the markets, but you can […]

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