4 Simple Ways to Save Money with Credit Cards

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by USAA. All opinions are my own. It’s no secret that I struggled with credit card debt in my past. During college, credit cards were an easy way to quickly get what I wanted. That’s why I built up about $25,000 of credit card debt by the time … Read more4 Simple Ways to Save Money with Credit Cards

My Favorite #Money Reads This Month (PLUS: FinCon Is Coming!!)

My Favorite #Money Reads This Month (PLUS: FinCon Is Coming!!) Happy Friday, y’all! I’m off to a wedding today, but wanted to leave you with a handful of my favorite reads over the month in case they inspire you as much as they did me 🙂 But first – a quick announcement: If you haven’t … Read moreMy Favorite #Money Reads This Month (PLUS: FinCon Is Coming!!)

My Home and Auto Maintenance Checklist

One of my earliest popular posts on The Simple Dollar was a home and auto maintenance checklist that I put together with the help of my parents shortly after moving into our house and becoming a homeowner for the first time. I knew, even then, that maintaining one’s home and automobile not only extended the … Read moreMy Home and Auto Maintenance Checklist

The Perfect Credit Score (and Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over It)

Working hard to earn and maintain excellent credit scores is certainly worth your time. Your credit scores impact your bottom line in many different ways, from the mortgage rates you receive to your car insurance premiums to the deposit requirements you’ll pay. Building great credit is nothing short of a wealth building strategy. The good … Read moreThe Perfect Credit Score (and Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over It)

Top 4 Finance Books Every Businessman Should Read

Are you a young entrepreneur keen on looking for unique and effective ways of cost cuttings? Are you wondering how to manage your finances and investments? With breakthrough techniques of managing business operations in modern times, keeping up with current trends and ensuring the continued growth of your enterprise require smart decision making, especially with … Read moreTop 4 Finance Books Every Businessman Should Read

Teaching Children About Compound Interest

One of the ideas that I’ve really been struggling with in terms of teaching my kids about money is the power of compound interest. They understand the value of not spending money and saving it for the future. They’re able to set big savings goals for themselves and not touch allowance or birthday money for … Read moreTeaching Children About Compound Interest

What early retirement was like in 1957 (according to Life magazine)

Sometimes I hit the jackpot in my quest to find old material about retirement and early retirement. Last week, for instance, I was reading Early Retirement Dude’s history of the financial independence movement when he mentioned a Life magazine photo essay about early retirement from February 1957. Say what? Within minutes, I was reading the … Read moreWhat early retirement was like in 1957 (according to Life magazine)

Are Coupon Books Worth the Price? It Depends on How (and If) You Use Them

Coupon books are almost an afterthought at this point: Low-tech, bulky, burdened with an up-front cost. But as consumers have learned after years of flash deals, Groupon, LivingSocial, and other discounting experiments, discounts are only worthwhile if they’re worth something to the consumer. More than a decade ago, TSD founder Trent Hamm quickly reached the … Read moreAre Coupon Books Worth the Price? It Depends on How (and If) You Use Them

How to Get Rid of Debt and Manage Your Credit Score

In Partnership with TransUnion. All opinions are 100% mine. Many people struggle with their finances. In the past, I was one of them. During college, I was baited by free merchandise and ensnared with promises of easy money from a quick application process. After that, the sky was the limit. Anything I wanted and didn’t … Read moreHow to Get Rid of Debt and Manage Your Credit Score

Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting! What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other … Read moreSome Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!