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Seeing Your Goals Through

On October 2nd, I went public with my goal to run a five-mile “turkey trot” in mid November. At the time, I said I really didn’t want to do it. While I had been running regularly, I wasn’t running five miles and that distance felt like a stretch. In fact, in the week leading up to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Making Your Holidays More Meaningful, How Black Friday Can Help You Save All Year, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Save money this holiday (while creating a closer family) (Kiplinger). Good ideas for making your holidays more meaningful. A long and cold November (Medium). For investors, it’s been a tough stretch. It can be jarring, especially since things have been so smooth […]

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Thanksgiving Stories

This article is reprinted by permission from Sound Mind Investing. This Thanksgiving, many of us will gather with extended family to enjoy food, fellowship, and perhaps some football. It can also be a time of life-changing conversations. When my wife, Jude, and I became parents, we received some unusually helpful advice from our friends, Dick […]

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Profitable Ideas: Managing Your Kids’ Expectations, You Need an Estate Plan, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Managing gift expectations with your kids during the holidays (Marriage, Kids and Money). The earlier you start, the better. Is pet insurance worth it? (Washington Post). In two words, probably not. Here’s why. A teacher defaulted on $55,000 in student debt—loan rehabilitation […]

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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says very few Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) developed an eight-question survey that was taken by a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. Its results […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Money Really CAN Buy Happiness, Raising a Minimalist, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how money really can buy you happiness (Time). After decades of searching for a connection between money and happiness, here’s what’s been learned. Buy it for life: Choosing quality over price (Get Rich Slowly). Spending a little more is often the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Less Materialistic Kids, 75 Ways to Save Money, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. This daily activity will make your kids less materialistic (Moneyish). How to move from “the gimmes” to grateful. How to stay in the game (A Wealth of Common Sense). Words of wisdom for investors. Finding a new voice (Becoming Minimalist). This one may […]

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