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Want to Read More? Here’s How to Do It Cost Effectively and Meaningfully.

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed a bit of a theme across some of my articles here at The Simple Dollar. Without directly making it into a series, I’m addressing low cost ways to tackle many common New Years resolutions that people make, such as getting fit or building new friendships or saving money. […]

Want to Read More? Here’s How to Do It Cost Effectively and Meaningfully.

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed a bit of a theme across some of my articles here at The Simple Dollar. Without directly making it into a series, I’m addressing low cost ways to tackle many common New Years resolutions that people make, such as getting fit or building new friendships or saving money. […]

Five Apps to Build Better Habits (or Break Bad Ones)

It’s not a revelation to say that most of us would be more focused, accomplished, and satisfied people if we developed stronger habits. We all intuitively know that to be true. So, why do I and others find it so difficult to floss twice a day, work out five times a week, or stop eating so much ice cream? […]

Money Can Buy Happiness. Here’s How.

“Financially independent people are happier than those in their same income/age cohort who are not financially secure.” – The Millionaire Next Door, page 46 If you want to buy happiness, the best thing you can do with that money is to use it to approach financial security, and then do that same thing consistently each time you want to buy happiness. Why does that make a difference? […]

Money Can Buy Happiness. Here’s How.

“Financially independent people are happier than those in their same income/age cohort who are not financially secure.” – The Millionaire Next Door, page 46 If you want to buy happiness, the best thing you can do with that money is to use it to approach financial security, and then do that same thing consistently each time you want to buy happiness. Why does that make a difference? […]

Mint SIM Review: Cheap Cell Phone and Data Plan at $15 Per Month

Finding an affordable cell phone plan may seem like an impossible feat. Not only do you have to figure out which plans are available in your area, but you have to determine which carriers offer the best coverage where you live – and any places you travel to frequently. From there, you have to figure out which perks you need and which you can go without. […]

Mint SIM Review: Cheap Cell Phone and Data Plan at $15 Per Month

Finding an affordable cell phone plan may seem like an impossible feat. Not only do you have to figure out which plans are available in your area, but you have to determine which carriers offer the best coverage where you live – and any places you travel to frequently. From there, you have to figure out which perks you need and which you can go without. […]

Compare Loans

Thinking of taking out a loan? Start by comparing your options to find the loan that’s right for you! Many of life’s biggest moment also require a large amount of money, which is where loans come in. If you’re looking for a house, buying a new car, or getting married, you may need a loan. The questions then become: Which one, and for how much? […]