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Grow Your Money Book Review On Simple Dollar

January 18, 2008

Trent, writing on the simple dollar blog, has a good review of "Grow Your Money" by Jonathan Pond. I won’t rehash his review, but the book basically has 101 short articles on different areas of personal finance. Readers may remember Jonathan Pond from his 18 PBS specials. Here is an excerpt from his bio: Jonathan […]

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Seven Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

January 8, 2008

Your credit score determines a lot more than just your ability to get a loan at a decent rate. Your credit score is a three digit number ranging between 300 (terrible) and 850 (very, very, good), that is computed based on a number of factors. Who pulls your credit? Well, obviously lenders, but you may […]

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Avoiding Impulse Spending By Naming Your Money

December 21, 2007

I don’t agree with everything Dave Ramsey espouses, but one thing we definitely agree on is that you have to give your money a name. First off, I think it is extremely important to have a fully funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside in a savings or money market […]

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