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The Dollar Build
General Finance
Saving and Investing, Early Retirement, Risk and Asset Management, Millennials, Student Loans, Debt Management, Lifestyle, Behavioral Psychology, Smart Spending, Making More Money
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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It was September 29, 2014. The New England Patriots had just suffered their worst loss in eleven years – getting blown out 41-14 by the Kansas City Chiefs. Naturally, analysts and media personalities began to speculate about whether the Patriot’s 15-year run of success was coming to an end. During the post-game press conference [...] The post The Case for Staying in the Stock Market appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Back in my college days, my friends and I made a point of getting together for a round of golf every week or two during our summer breaks. None of us were particularly well-off back then, so there was never any disagreement about when or where we’d play.The cheapest rates in town were at our local [...] The post Can You Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable? appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I moved recently. But before I did, I contacted several realtors in my new town to interview them as a potential client. When I asked for advice, each realtor recited the same rehearsed lines as their competitors. They told me that at my young age I should consider a “starter home” with minimal amenities. [...] The post Does Home Buying Build or Deteriorate Wealth? appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Because you’re reading this, I’d say there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard all about the benefits of automating your finances. In which case, I don’t need to tell you that establishing an automated personal finance system is an easy way to simplify and manage your money. You already know that automation can [...] The post Is Personal Finance Over-Automation a Thing? appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Over the last few years, it seems as though the tiny house trend has moved beyond a counter culture absurdity to a more commonly accepted way of life. Shows like HGTV’s Tiny House Hunter have exposed larger audiences to the downsizing strategy and have attracted even more people who are interested in changing the [...] The post Is a Tiny House Right For You? appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 10:00 AM
For starters, I’m assuming a couple things as I write this article about rebalancing a portfolio: First, I assume your portfolio is comprised of more than a single “all in one” fund. Second, I assume that different growth rates will cause one sector, or type of investment to represent an unintended proportion of your portfolio [...] The post Rebalancing Your Portfolio appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 10:00 AM
It isn’t often that money unexpectedly falls into my lap, but that’s pretty much what happened to me last week. Twice. First, I collected $450 for finishing second in one of my fantasy baseball leagues. The entry fee was $175, so my net winnings equal $275. My other “windfall” resulted from a minor traffic accident I [...] The post How I Used My $950 Financial Windfall appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Years ago, I was walking to a restaurant with a couple friends when I spotted a fifty-dollar bill on the ground. After making sure there wasn’t a distraught individual frantically searching for their missing cash, I pocketed the bill and quickly announced that dinner would be on me. I thought to myself, “I didn’t [...] The post Managing a Financial Windfall appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve never been much of a shopper. I’m actually a chronic over-thinker when it comes to shopping, so I don’t fall victim to impulse purchases very often. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to temptation. And I have certainly made my fair share of purchases I eventually regretted.These days, our culture of instant gratification is [...] The post 6 Strategies to Stop Your Impulse Spending appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Dating can be expensive. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been dating for several months, married for years, or are planning a first date – a night out can definitely take a bite out of your wallet. According to Cosmopolitan, the average man spends an average of $80 on a first date. Maybe you’re thinking, [...] The post Dating Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 2:43 PM


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