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What Would You Do to Retire Early? Three Ways to Help Make It Happen

Most of us who read money blogs like the Simple Dollar do so because we have real-life financial goals. If you’re like me, your goals are fairly simple – you want to enjoy relative financial freedom, take care of your home and your family, and have a little fun along the way. My husband and I are also extremely interested in retiring early – real early. […]

What Would You Do to Retire Early? Three Ways to Help Make It Happen

Most of us who read money blogs like the Simple Dollar do so because we have real-life financial goals. If you’re like me, your goals are fairly simple – you want to enjoy relative financial freedom, take care of your home and your family, and have a little fun along the way. My husband and I are also extremely interested in retiring early – real early. […]

You Can Now Book Marriott and SPG Hotels on Slack

Marriott International is considered the largest hotel chain in the world, and PCMagazine recently named Slack as one of its top online collaboration programs of 2017. It was only a matter of time before they started working together. You can now compare and book Marriott and Starwood rooms directly through Slack. Just add the Marriott Rewards app to Slack. […]

You Can Now Book Marriott and SPG Hotels on Slack

Marriott International is considered the largest hotel chain in the world, and PCMagazine recently named Slack as one of its top online collaboration programs of 2017. It was only a matter of time before they started working together. You can now compare and book Marriott and Starwood rooms directly through Slack. Just add the Marriott Rewards app to Slack. […]

Windfalls Aren’t Unlimited Money

A few days ago, I had a really interesting conversation with an old friend of mine from my childhood. I had gone back to my hometown to visit my parents and attend a community festival and I bumped into several people that I used to go to school with. I wound up having a fairly long conversation with one of them about life in general and what we’d each been doing since high school. […]

Windfalls Aren’t Unlimited Money

A few days ago, I had a really interesting conversation with an old friend of mine from my childhood. I had gone back to my hometown to visit my parents and attend a community festival and I bumped into several people that I used to go to school with. I wound up having a fairly long conversation with one of them about life in general and what we’d each been doing since high school. […]

Hurricane Harvey: How to Donate Safely and Avoid Charity Scams

As Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas and Louisiana with deadly downpours, thousands of generous Americans responded with an outpouring of financial support. Unfortunately, times of crisis can bring out the worst in a few people even as it brings out the best in many. Government officials and consumer advocates have issued warnings about scams posing as legitimate relief efforts. […]

Hurricane Harvey: How to Donate Safely and Avoid Charity Scams

As Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas and Louisiana with deadly downpours, thousands of generous Americans responded with an outpouring of financial support. Unfortunately, times of crisis can bring out the worst in a few people even as it brings out the best in many. Government officials and consumer advocates have issued warnings about scams posing as legitimate relief efforts. […]

Tech Is Disrupting Insurance: Should You Get on Board?

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “fintech,” referring to the apps and companies — such as SoFi, Qapital, Acorns, Prosper, Betterment, Wealthfront, Robinhood, Personal Capital, Digit, and others — that are using technology to shake up the financial industry. […]

Tech Is Disrupting Insurance: Should You Get on Board?

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “fintech,” referring to the apps and companies — such as SoFi, Qapital, Acorns, Prosper, Betterment, Wealthfront, Robinhood, Personal Capital, Digit, and others — that are using technology to shake up the financial industry. […]