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Profitable Ideas: Putting Recent Market Events in Perspective, Reasons to Ditch Your Car, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Perspective (Sound Mind Investing) Some helpful context for all the recent stock market volatility. Also see Never Waste a Downturn. 3 investing mistakes to avoid (Morningstar). Some good reminders for times like these. 5 reasons to ditch your car in 2018 (Magnify Money). If you’re a two-car family and trying […]

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Profitable Ideas: What You Don’t Know About Risk, The Cost of a Long Commute, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. It’s Hard to Predict How You’ll Respond to Risk (Collaborative Fund). Lots of implications here—from preparing for a bear market to charting a career path. Home buyer’s remorse: Why you get it and how to get past it (MarketWatch). Learn from those who’ve gone before you to avoid the […]

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Investing in a Time of Plenty. What Could Go Wrong?

Since March 2009, the stock market has pretty much “done no wrong.” Over the past nine years, the S&P 500 has more than quadrupled in value. But just as surely as nighttime follows daytime, bear markets follow bull markets. The only questions are, “When?” and “Are you ready?” No one knows the answer to the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lies Christians Believe, The Future of Retailing, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. 5 lies Christians tell about money (The Gospel Coalition). There’s a lot to think about here, and pray about, and study. ‘Wait and see’ before using 529s for private school tuition (CNN). This change in the tax law is causing a lot of confusion. Especially if your state provides […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cars That Last, Why It Matters Who Made Your Clothes, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Should you buy Bitcoin? Ask a different question first (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Are you winging it with your investments or do you have a plan? Here’s to doing what matters — a manifesto (Coach Carson). An interesting way to find motivation by visualizing the […]

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The Happiest Uses of Money

If you want to know the secrets to happiness, you’ll find plenty of suggestions online. But there are quite a few serious studies on the topic as well, and one of the most authoritative is the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Some 80 years ago, the school started tracking and analyzing the lives of 724 […]

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