By: SimpleDollar on November 9, 2012 - 10:25pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

By: SimpleDollar on November 6, 2012 - 3:53pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

 

By: SimpleDollar on November 2, 2012 - 6:30pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

By: SimpleDollar on October 31, 2012 - 9:54pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

By: SimpleDollar on October 22, 2012 - 6:28pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

By: SimpleDollar on October 17, 2012 - 9:12pm - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

 

By: SimpleDollar on October 12, 2012 - 2:08am - Add new comment

Written by Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar is a popular personal finance blog that chronicle's one man's road back from overwhelming debt to financial security. Hamm declared the contents of the blog to be in the Public Domain in 2008 and available for sharing when attributed properly. We will share a couple of posts a week. 

 

By: SimpleDollar on June 17, 2009 - 3:32pm - Add new comment

One aspect of buy-and-hold investing in low-cost index funds that has always attracted me is that there is an extremely low time cost. Once you have the initial investments in place, there is virtually no time cost at all. All you have to do is invest maybe half an hour a year rebalancing the investments - and that’s it.

That strategy pretty much matches the stock market. In fact, if you choose to just invest in the Vanguard 500, it almost exactly matches the ups and downs of the S&P 500 stock index.

By: SimpleDollar on May 25, 2009 - 8:00pm - Add new comment

Eventually, every homeowner finds a sizable home improvement project that they’d like to tackle. Perhaps the project is rebuilding a deck. Maybe it involves putting new concrete in the driveway.

Whatever it is, it’s big. You could tackle it yourself, but you’d be working on it after work for weeks, losing many, many hours that could be spent on other activities. So you either dig into the drudgery yourself, put it off, or, worst of all, hire someone to do it.

I suggest a different route.

By: SimpleDollar on April 28, 2009 - 1:32am - Add new comment

My biggest criteria for most of my purchases is simply price. What’s the best deal I can get on an ear of corn or on a book? The answer to that question usually pushes me towards the checkout line.

Yet, quite often, I find myself not always going for the rock-bottom price on specific items. I’ll pay a bit of a premium at a farmers’ market, for example. I’ll stop at the tiny market in my town for a few items quite regularly.

Why would I regularly abandon the lowest possible price? For me, there are a number of factors at work.


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