Here Are 5 Ways to Save Money on Student Loan Debt

Paying back your student loans can be a daunting task. Thinking about all of the money and interest you have to spend can be dreadful – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 ways you can save money on student loan debt. 1. Sign Up for Autopay Having money automatically deducted from your … Read moreHere Are 5 Ways to Save Money on Student Loan Debt

Chase Travel Portal Moves to Expedia: Now What?

Chase Ultimate Rewards has long been considered one of the most valuable rewards currencies available, and for good reason. Not only can you transfer Chase points to popular airline and hotel partners at a 1:1 ratio if you have a premier Chase travel credit card, but you can also cash them in for gift cards, … Read moreChase Travel Portal Moves to Expedia: Now What?

6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About

6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About [Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us 😉 I couldn’t help but interject … Read more6 Things Dave Ramsey Is Wrong About

Lifestyle Deflation and the ‘Low-Value’ Items in Your Life

Over the past few months, Sarah and I have cut several expenses out of our lives. We eliminated our cable bill. We switched auto insurance after doing a bit of shopping around, cutting our premium nearly in half with no change in coverage. We cut out a couple of subscriptions that we weren’t getting any … Read moreLifestyle Deflation and the ‘Low-Value’ Items in Your Life

How Delaying Retirement – Even by a Few Months – Can Help Erase a Savings Shortfall

I’ve made my fair share of investment blunders, such as buying individual stocks at high prices and panic selling them at low prices. I’ve also sat on cash for long periods of time because I was scared to put it in the market, and I’ve been hit with extra taxes when selling bonds because I … Read moreHow Delaying Retirement – Even by a Few Months – Can Help Erase a Savings Shortfall

Why $5 Million Is Barely Enough To Retire Early With A Family

When toddlers close their eyes, they think other people can’t see them. But I wouldn’t expect grown adults to think the same way. Despite half the United States population living in expensive coastal cities and other high-cost areas of the country, there is somehow disbelief and even outrage a family might need multiple millions, let … Read moreWhy $5 Million Is Barely Enough To Retire Early With A Family

How Projection Bias Could Be Destroying Your Finances

Have you ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach? If you’re like most people, you come home with all kinds of random junk food and disparate ingredients you have no specific plans to use, all because they looked good at the time. So when you decide to throw some “lightly…

My experience with the KonMari method (and the life-changing magic of tidying up)

Because I’m a money nerd and a comics nerd, one of my favorite things is when these two obsessions come together in the form of (drom roll, please): financial graphic novels! You might think that’s a niche I just invented, but you’d be wrong. I’ll admit that financial graphic novels aren’t common, but they are … Read moreMy experience with the KonMari method (and the life-changing magic of tidying up)

EveryDollar Review: A Simple App To Help You Budget

Take out the hassles of calculating and figuring out your own budget. Budgeting just got a lot easier with financial expert, Dave Ramsey’s EveryDollar app. At first glance, incorporating another method for budgeting might seem intimidating, but this app simplifies everything. Here’s our EveryDollar review to help get you going. How the EveryDollar App Works … Read moreEveryDollar Review: A Simple App To Help You Budget

Different People, Different Goals

Simple Dollar reader Jennifer pointed me toward this discussion thread on LinkedIn, in which a big group of people are complaining about the idea of financial independence. The discussion starts off with this: Anyone else disagree with the constant “retire early” mindset? This dominates the retirement media newsfeed. No, I don’t want to clip coupons … Read moreDifferent People, Different Goals