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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 10): Trimming Your Spending – Utilities

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we started looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that […]

Wealth, Purpose, and the Idea of “Enough”

How to Celebrate a Child’s Birthday Without Breaking the Bank

This past weekend, my daughter celebrated her birthday in a relatively quiet and subdued fashion. Some of her friends who have reached the same age (my daughter is the youngest in her social group) have had extravagant birthday parties with tons of gifts. Our daughter, on the other hand, celebrated her birthday differently, one that […]

Wealth, Purpose, and the Idea of “Enough”