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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: Up Your Confidence Game, Our Consumer Culture Floating Offshore, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Want to sound more confident? Avoid these 11 words and phrases that make you look ‘weak,’ say grammar experts (CNBC). How we convey our thoughts can be just as important as the substance of those thoughts. We chartered a boat to look […]

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Navigating The Mixed Messages Of Our Consumer Culture

If you’re really paying attention, life can be a very odd experience. Especially when it comes to money. For example, in troubled economic times, front-page newspaper stories regularly quote economists expressing concern that the personal savings rate is going up. I still vividly remember reading one such story during a recession. I had to blink […]

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Profitable Ideas: When to Get Your Kids a Phone, Virtues of Virtual Wallets, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. 8 reasons we have delayed (even further) getting our daughters phones (Eric Geiger). “When they get a phone, everything changes.” No such thing as enough money (Incognito Money Scribe). A beautiful post that puts much into perspective. Women may be better investors […]

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Paying for Big-Ticket Items

A few years ago, we replaced the furnace/air conditioning system in our home. It was not the most enjoyable way to spend a big chunk of money. However, having the money set aside in savings made it far less painful than it might have been.  If you own a home or a car, I hate […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Digital Estate Plan, The Many Benefits of Minimalism, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Why your estate plan needs to include digital assets like passwords and cryptocurrency (Money). You probably have more digital assets than you realize. What will happen to all of it if something happens to you? It’s time for Americans to buy less […]

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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says a growing but still small number of Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) administers an annual eight-question survey among a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health […]

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Profitable Ideas: Great Resignation Accelerates, Minimalism and a Meaningful Life, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. The great resignation is accelerating (The Atlantic). The pandemic has upended the world of work. Will it ever be the same? What’s a college degree worth? (Chronicle of Higher Education). It’s a very complicated question with a wide variety of answers.  Don’t […]

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Profitable Ideas: Nobody Dreams of a House Full of Stuff, Whether to Pay for Grades, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Your biggest dreams do not include a house full of stuff (Becoming Minimalist). Look around. It’s possible that our dreams and our aspirations are not in synch.  How to get your family to actually use a password manager (Wired). You finally got […]

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