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How to Be a Frugal Parent During the Holiday Season

I often mention my kids on here, but I don’t really talk about them directly too much. They don’t make the decision to write about their lives on The Simple Dollar – I do. I try to keep that privacy in mind on their behalf. […]

How to Be a Frugal Parent During the Holiday Season

I often mention my kids on here, but I don’t really talk about them directly too much. They don’t make the decision to write about their lives on The Simple Dollar – I do. I try to keep that privacy in mind on their behalf. […]

Can I Hack My Credit Score by Overpaying My Credit Card?

When it comes to your credit scores, you’ll find no shortage of advice or alleged strategies on the best way to max out your numbers and improve your credit rating. […]

Can I Hack My Credit Score by Overpaying My Credit Card?

When it comes to your credit scores, you’ll find no shortage of advice or alleged strategies on the best way to max out your numbers and improve your credit rating. […]

Questions About Paper Shredders, TIAA, Cookie Jars, Barbecue Sauce, 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. Handling actual cost of moving 2. Best paper shredder? 3. Political differences with coworker 4. Antique cookie jars 5. Thoughts on TIAA 6. Moving to the US 7. Low cost health changes 8. […]

Questions About Paper Shredders, TIAA, Cookie Jars, Barbecue Sauce, 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. Handling actual cost of moving 2. Best paper shredder? 3. Political differences with coworker 4. Antique cookie jars 5. Thoughts on TIAA 6. Moving to the US 7. Low cost health changes 8. […]

Using Target-Date Funds to Dial Your Risk Up or Down

Target-date funds are available in just about every 401(k) these days and most other investment accounts as well. […]

Using Target-Date Funds to Dial Your Risk Up or Down

Target-date funds are available in just about every 401(k) these days and most other investment accounts as well. […]

Not Saving Enough? The Reasons Why Might Surprise You

Year after year, studies shows that Americans are on the struggle bus when it comes to saving for, well, anything. With 2018 on the way, nothing much has changed. In 2017, more than half of all American adults had less than $1,000 in a savings account, according to a survey by GoBankingRates. […]

Not Saving Enough? The Reasons Why Might Surprise You

Year after year, studies shows that Americans are on the struggle bus when it comes to saving for, well, anything. With 2018 on the way, nothing much has changed. In 2017, more than half of all American adults had less than $1,000 in a savings account, according to a survey by GoBankingRates. […]