The Simple Dollar is a company which specializes in consumer financial affairs, offering advice on financial literacy, financial management and avoiding over indebtedness. It advises consumers on lending alternatives and steers them towards lending offers.
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The Simple Dollar began as a site for people who are fighting debt and bad spending habits, while trying to build a financially secure future and still afford a few luxuries in life. Trent Hamm started The Simple Dollar in 2006 after going through a complete financial meltdown. You can read his full financial biography for all of the details. Trent decided to throw himself head first into fixing his financial situation and getting out of debt. Within eight months, he was able to pay off all of his credit card debt as well as his vehicle, and he also established an emergency fund. After that, he decided to share with the world what he learned and help those who were struggling with the same situation.
Today, The Simple Dollar gets around one million visitors per month and is respected as one of the best personal finance sites on the Internet. It is ranked as a top-ten personal finance blog on Kiplinger, has a top-20 ranking on Technorati for all business/finance blogs, and is listed as a top website to help manage your finances by the Chicago Tribune. The Simple Dollar has been featured in some of the world’s largest publications, such as Inc.,Forbes, The Guardian, and MSN Money.
The People Behind The Simple Dollar
The Simple Dollar is now owned by Soda, a newly formed media company dedicated to creating the most useful content and products on the Internet. Soda continues to preserve the natural feel and integrity of The Simple Dollar, while adding more articles, greater depth, and high-quality tools to help you manage your personal finances and make smart decisions.
Trent Hamm continues to write for The Simple Dollar on a daily basis. Additionally, there are two other financial contributors who have joined Trent in 2014. Mike Jelinek is a Consumer Science graduate from the University of Wisconsin and former financial trader. Mike is a Co-Founder of Soda (the parent company of The Simple Dollar) and Reviews.com, a data-driven research site that helps users find the best products and services. Michael Gardon holds an MBA from DePaul University where he has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship topics. He’s a husband and father who offers a personal take on financial challenges and has a unique perspective as a former trader and serial entrepreneur.
If you’re interested in joining our team of contributors, please check out our jobs and contributors page for more details.
Simple Dollar Mission
The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances. Think of the The Simple Dollar as a personal finance platform you can use to make better financial decisions and grow your bank account.
We won’t waste your time by delivering advice you can find on any website. We know that you are a real person. You are not just a “visitor” to us, which means we want you to come back again and again. That’s why each piece of content we publish goes through deep analysis and a rigorous process to ensure we are providing the most valuable and useful content to you.
Source: The Simple Dollar