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Profitable Ideas: Money Lessons From a 500-Year-Old Saint, Investing Has Been Forever Changed, and More

Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web. What a 500-year-old saint taught me about money (Incognito Money Scribe). The “financial examen” — a wonderful idea for cultivating a more thoughtful, intentional financial life. The value of a college degree (Get Rich Slowly). “A student’s choice of program is perhaps the most […]

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A Peace That Transcends Understanding

Each Christmas season when our kids were younger, we would change their bedtime routine to include singing some traditional Christmas carols like Silent Night and O Holy Night. The songs made for a soothing transition from playtime to bedtime. Silent night, holy night. They’re still two of my favorite Christmas songs. Maybe it’s because this […]

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Profitable Ideas: What’s Behind Your Money Worries, Random Acts of Kindness, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. What you’re really worried about when you’re worried about money (The Atlantic). It’s good to explore what’s behind our financial fears, and it’s interesting how generosity can redirect our focus in very healthy ways. Starting early (Humble Dollar). Getting the young people […]

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Profitable Ideas: How the Rich Are Different, Playing the Long Game, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Why rich people avoid consumerism (Darius Foroux). “Most people don’t own income-producing or liquid assets. Most people own products and debt.” Assured misery (Collaborative Fund). What to avoid if you want to be happier—in your use of money, and otherwise. The long […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

In a previous post, I provided some guidance as to who needs life insurance. If you determine that you need it, the next question is, “how much?” You’ll hear about various guidelines for answering that question, usually based on multiples of your salary. Some say you should carry life insurance with a death benefit equal […]

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