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Profitable Ideas: Picturing Our Fascination With Wealth, Better Ways to Measure Your Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Getting to the bottom of Americans’ fascination with wealth (The Atlantic). Twenty-five years’ worth of photos tell quite a story. Science says this one thing in your LinkedIn profile will make or break your chances of getting hired […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Spending, Mending is Better Than Ending, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The ultimate alternative investment: happiness (A Teachable Moment). Some uses of money pay much bigger happiness dividends than others. Your superpower – not sucking at money (White Coat Investor). While I’m not crazy about the language used in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Why It Pays to Spend More, 7 Pieces of Life-Changing Financial Advice, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Worth the price: The actual cost of quality vs. quantity (No Sidebar). With apologies to all the frugalistas out there, many times, it pays to spend more. Selling what they preach (The Atlantic). A fascinating look at the […]

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An Identity Theft Like No Other

Identity theft has become a common crime, impacting millions people each year. As bad as the problem is, about a hundred years ago, an identity theft took place on a far grander scale. Everyone’s identity was stolen. Amazingly, this huge heist didn’t make headlines, and it didn’t prompt any calls for greater security. In fact, […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Facebook Can Hurt Your Finances, The Ministers of Minimalism, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why Facebook could ruin your retirement (USA TODAY). If we’re not careful, social media can take keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level. A big life change is more planning than magic (Sketch Guy – […]

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Profitable Ideas: Magical Money Thoughts, Raising Less Entitled Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Personal finance and magical thinking (The Simple Dollar). Optimism about your financial future can be a good thing. Being delusional or uninformed? Not so good. The best place on earth (The Joy Model). Don’t let money get in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, How Amazon Primes You to Overspend, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. An essential budget query: Is this spending aligned with my values? (NY Times). How a little awareness can help you get more for your money. This is what happens when you get rid of 75% of your stuff […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Price Tag Isn’t the Cost, Maximizing an Inheritance, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. But how much does it cost? (Seth Godin). A wise purchase requires looking well past the price tag. 8 ways to go wrong with an inherited IRA (Bankrate.com). If you’re careful about how you choose to receive the […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Happiest Ways to Use Money, Facebook May Be Hurting Your Finances, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Nine simple strategies for a happier life (Jonathan Clements). A veteran financial writer culls the research on the happiest uses of money. A surprisingly painless way to save more for retirement (Time). Factoring in the tax savings can […]

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