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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 30): Getting Your Family and Friends on the Same Page
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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 looked at what you can do when your goals change, even in the midst of working toward a major personal finance target. Today, we’re going […]

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Status Symbols and Spending Less
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I had a wonderful Facebook message exchange with a reader named Pete, who gave me permission to summarize our conversation but not to quote it. Pete comes from a family where clothing is a huge status symbol. To dress in a nice suit at family events or in the community that he grew up in […]

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Questions About Local Banks, Weight Loss, New City Challenges, 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. IRA contribution and rollover questions 2. Saving for next home 3. Using banking to “buy local” 4. Figuring out where to live 5. […]

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