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“Financial Success Only Works for Other People”

One of the most interesting things that occurs with The Simple Dollar is the sharing that goes on with the site and with the email newsletter (some readers receive the articles from the site in email form). […]

“Financial Success Only Works for Other People”

One of the most interesting things that occurs with The Simple Dollar is the sharing that goes on with the site and with the email newsletter (some readers receive the articles from the site in email form). […]

Five Times It Makes Sense to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card

Many people view college as an investment of time and energy that can help them get ahead. By earning a college degree in an in-demand field, they can position themselves for a profitable career that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, college requires more than time and energy; it requires a considerable financial investment, too. […]

Five Times It Makes Sense to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card

Many people view college as an investment of time and energy that can help them get ahead. By earning a college degree in an in-demand field, they can position themselves for a profitable career that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, college requires more than time and energy; it requires a considerable financial investment, too. […]

10 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Eating Out

I have a few close professional acquaintances (other people who work from home and produce online content) that like to meet up for lunch about once a week. […]

10 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Eating Out

I have a few close professional acquaintances (other people who work from home and produce online content) that like to meet up for lunch about once a week. […]

10 Things You Won’t Find on a Credit Report

Your credit reports can tell lenders a lot about you. Credit reports reveal how you pay your bills, whether on-time or late. They also indicate how you manage your credit card accounts, such as whether you’re paying off the balance each month or revolving debt. […]

10 Things You Won’t Find on a Credit Report

Your credit reports can tell lenders a lot about you. Credit reports reveal how you pay your bills, whether on-time or late. They also indicate how you manage your credit card accounts, such as whether you’re paying off the balance each month or revolving debt. […]

Questions About Refinancing, Photo Printing, Camping, Light Bulbs, and More!

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. Paying off house early 2. Difficult refinance 3. Am I financially independent? 4. Preparing for a layoff 5. Applying for a joint loan 6. First lien position HELOC question 7. Saving on home photo printing 8. […]

Questions About Refinancing, Photo Printing, Camping, Light Bulbs, and More!

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. Paying off house early 2. Difficult refinance 3. Am I financially independent? 4. Preparing for a layoff 5. Applying for a joint loan 6. First lien position HELOC question 7. Saving on home photo printing 8. […]