Support HumbleDollar

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE isn’t to make money with this website—and, so far, we’ve been highly successful in that regard. Instead, we are simply looking to help folks get smarter about their finances. Still, we would like to cover our costs, which include website development, hosting, paying guest bloggers and distributing our newsletter.

Want to support our work? We run advertisements served up by Google AdSense, so you help us simply by visiting the site. If you click on one or two of the ads, all the better.

We’re also a marketing affiliate of Amazon, so we make a little money if you click on this site’s Amazon links and then purchase books or other merchandise. Similarly, assuming you click through from links on this site, we receive a referral fee if you:

  • Sign up with online advisor Personal Capital.
  • Use H&R Block for your taxes.
  • Subscribe to Bloomberg Businessweek or The New Yorker.
  • Sign up with Trim, a digital assistant that can help you save money, or Acorns, which helps turn spare change into wealth.
  • Get help managing your 401(k) from blooom.
  • Get legal documents through LegalZoom.
  • Make a purchase from Barnes & Noble.
  • Open an account at discount brokers TD Ameritrade or Ally Invest (formerly TradeKing). Those two firms might be appealing to investors looking to open a brokerage account and purchase exchange-traded index funds, one of our favorite investments. Ally Invest has rock-bottom commission rates, while TD Ameritrade offers more than 100 ETFs that can be purchased commission-free.

Our criteria in selecting affiliates: We pick firms whose products we already use or we would be happy to recommend to friends and family.

Finally, you can help support our work by purchasing Jonathan’s books and hiring Jonathan to speak at your next event. To learn more about hiring Jonathan, shoot an email to Jonathan(at)

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