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Spending Money With Peace of Mind

Living generously, being able to save or invest a portion of all income, and enjoying financial breathing space, requires smart spending. Here are some of the most important ways to get the most for your money in the major spending categories. As you read these ideas, keep in mind that they aren’t about obsessive frugality; […]

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Profitable Ideas: Jump While You Can, An Essential Lesson for Investors, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Jump while you can (Becoming Minimalist). On the importance of living fully and not taking the future for granted. A good reminder. This is precisely why timing the market isn’t worth your while (Motley Fool). It’s important to learn this investing lesson as early as possible. You’ll avoid wasting […]

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How I Found Financial Freedom

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.” – 1 Corinthians 7:23 I’ll never forget the day my parents invited me home for a little chat. They had started to sense that all was not well, and they were right. I was in financial trouble—deep trouble. My credit card […]

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Profitable Ideas: Counting the Opportunity Cost, When Frugality Doesn’t Fly, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles. The unasked question (Humble Dollar). Learning to think through the filter of “opportunity cost” is a powerful way to make better financial decisions. Your smartphone is giving away more personal info that you realize. Here’s how to lock it down. (USA TODAY). Given the recent news […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Best DIY Tax Software, A Common Insurance Mistake, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. How to choose the right do-it-yourself tax software (Consumer Reports). Whether you’re still finishing your 2017 return or getting set up for the next tax season, here’s an unbiased look at the leading DIY tax prep packages. The tipping point (Humble Dollar). Compounding may not seem like a big […]

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Profitable Ideas: IRS Red Flags, One Money Mistake You’ll Never Regret, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season (MarketWatch). Ah, the irony — being especially generous is a red flag. 7 products with unbelievable warranties (Three Thrifty Guys). This is an important—and often overlooked—aspect of spending money well. Amazon wants to own your checking account […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming Our Obsession With Stuff, The Tax Papers You Need to Keep, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. 7 life-changing perspectives to overcome your family’s obsession with stuff (Becoming Minimalist). Simplifying doesn’t start with cleaning out your closets. It starts with rethinking your assumptions. Now & then (A Wealth of Common Sense). Some good thoughts on striking a balance between saving and spending. Ways to be a […]

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