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The Simple Dollar is a resource for anyone looking to learn real-life money management. Our expert contributors cover strategies, tools, and products that empower you to manage debt and build wealth. (And with eleven years of experience and counting, we’ve learned a thing or two about what works!) About The Simple Dollar

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Where to Find Financial Relief During Coronavirus (COVID ...

Americans are facing more than health concerns as a result of the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, recently labeled a pandemic. As events and attractions postpone operations, many workers are being laid off until further notice. Those who can work may be faced with the choice between showing up ...

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How Heavily Should Seniors Be Invested in the Stock Market ...

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Worried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings ...

Here’s how my thinking works on all of this. We Look at the Short Term When We Should Look at the Long Term – and That’s a Mistake. The stock market is an awful short-term investment. It can lose a significant percentage of its value in just a few days, often seemingly without warning to the average investor.

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Earthquake Insurance - Is It Worth It? - The Simple Dollar

All insurance products advertised on TheSimpleDollar.com are underwritten by insurance carriers that have partnered with HomeInsurance.com, LLC. HomeInsurance.com, LLC may receive compensation from an insurer or other intermediary in connection with your engagement with the website and/or the sale of insurance to you.All decisions regarding any insurance products, including approval for ...

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Why Mistiming The Market Can Be Disastrous - The Simple Dollar

Advocates of buy-and-hold stock investing make a strong case as to why it can be disastrous for a novice investor to try to time the stock market. It’s been shown that frequent trading generates higher fees, and that emotional trading leads to buy-high, sell-low behavior. Also, every time you ...

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The Stroop Effect and Your Wallet - The Simple Dollar

The Stroop Effect and Your Wallet. by Trent Hamm Updated on May 8, 2009. Careers Personal Development . Let’s try a little psychology experiment. In the image below, read out all of the colors, not the words themselves. You can say them out loud, or in your head. Now, try the same ...

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12 Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Working ...

For the last several years, almost every hour of professional work that I’ve put in has been remote work. Although I write in Iowa, the team that keeps The Simple Dollar running is located around the country. Other writing I’ve done, such as pieces for US News and World Report, has been remote ...

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10 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Pasta (Smart Staple ...

For the next few weeks, we’re going to talk about some smart strategies for using leftover staple foods – things like rice, beans, pasta, and so on.Here’s what you do when you cook a bit too much and don’t know what to do with the rest!

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Twenty Places To Hide Money At Home Besides Under Your ...

Recently, I posted a discussion about why I keep a small amount of cash at home under the figurative mattress for major emergencies.One of the controversies with that article (which was discussed on Lifehacker, among other places) was the idea of actually storing cash under your mattress.. So, to alleviate those fears, I sent out a call to a large number of contacts asking where they would ...

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Guardianship for Young Adults With Disabilities: What to ...

As a parent or guardian of a young adult with disabilities, you know full well that your child may or may not need help making important decisions, financial or otherwise. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to special needs guardianship, but there are there are degrees of need when it comes to ...

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17 Strategies to Survive Working From Home With Children ...

If you’ve ever thought working from home with small children beats driving to the office each day, you may be sadly mistaken. My children are definitely the apple of my eye, but they can be a handful anytime I sit down to complete an important task.

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The 'Cash on Hand' Dilemma: How Much Is Too Much? - The ...

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3 Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid ...

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Refinancing Your Mortgage to Pay Off Student Loans Sounds ...

It’s hardly a secret or news flash that the student loan debt crisis in this country has reached epic proportions. For those who’ve lost track of just how bad things have gotten, here’s an update: There are now more than 44 million borrowers in America who collectively owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The only debt category that’s higher than student loan debt is home ...

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The Frugal Introvert: 50 Ways to Have Fun by Yourself on ...

1. Make a collage postcard for PostSecret. For those unaware, PostSecret is a website to which people send postcards telling their deepest, darkest secret anonymously; the blog creator then posts images of some of those postcards on the blog. All you need is a blank postcard, some imagination, and a secret to tell. Look around your house for the materials you’ll need – old magazines are ...

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Spending Your Money on Things that Rise in Value - The ...

Spending Your Money on Things that Rise in Value. by Trent Hamm Updated on Aug 28, 2014. Getting Started . Most of us spend our extra money on things that depreciate quickly in value. We go out for dinner. We buy cars. We buy gadgets. We buy books and CDs and DVDs. All of ...

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A Guide to Extreme Food Budgeting - The Simple Dollar

A Guide to Extreme Food Budgeting. by Trent Hamm Updated on Dec 13, 2017. Frugality Getting Started Meals . Jeremy writes in: In my current job, I bring in about $780 per biweekly paycheck. I get paid 26 times a year. I make a monthly budget ...

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26 Favorite Cheap-and-Easy Meals - The Simple Dollar

26 Favorite Dirt-Cheap Meals 1. Sticky rice, vegetables, and soy sauce. This meal, shared by Leslie, is pretty simple and similar to something I used to cook up during my college years with an unhealthy amount of soy sauce.

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Should You Continue Investing in a Bear Market? - The ...

She’s up. She’s down. And according to many industry experts, she’s spiraling into a bear market, or what many would call an ongoing decline in stock prices of 20% or more. We’re talking about the stock market, of course. And if you’ve been paying attention to your retirement or brokerage ...

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