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Profitable Ideas: Raising Gratitude, Getting the Best Price Possible, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Five ways to raise a grateful child (Greater Good). Gratitude fosters contentment, and contentment is an important key to managing money well. Medi-Share review (ESI Money). Do you use a healthcare-sharing ministry? If so, which one and what’s been your […]

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How Healthy Is Your Financial Environment?

I’m sure it isn’t news to you that there’s a global epidemic of obesity. Or that out of 195 countries, the problem is growing fastest in the U.S. What’s to blame? In part, it’s our “food environment,” according to Andy Bellatti, cofounder of Dieticians for Professional Integrity. “Unhealthy foods are cheaper and they’re everywhere,” he […]

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Profitable Ideas: Skip The Toy Store, The Treasure Decision, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 alternative gift ideas that don’t come from a toy store (Magnify Money). Good ideas for gifts that will be greatly valued while subtly instilling the values of what matters most. A lazy person’s guide to happiness (The Atlantic). Lessons […]

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What is it About the Holidays?

We’re entering a season that seems to play out in three different ways for people. For many, it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — most importantly, a time of celebrating Christ’s miraculous birth, and yes, as Andy Williams sang, a time of parties, and caroling, and “mistltoeing,” and all the rest. Of course, […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Number That Matters Most, Preparing for the Next Bear, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Number one number (Humble Dollar). There’s wisdom in maintaining a healthy hatred of recurring bills and being ruthless about keeping them under control. To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own (The Guardian). The […]

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The Priceless Joy of a Little Impracticality

In our household, I’m the chief of the sleep police. I want our kids waking up in the morning rested and ready for their day. But this past Monday night, my 11-year-old was up past midnight, and it’s all my fault. Stranger still, if I had the chance to do things differently, I wouldn’t change […]

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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds. How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment […]

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Profitable Ideas: Winning the Comparison Game, What’s Missing From Your Net Worth Statement, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The danger in comparing your financial progress to others (and what to do instead) (The Simple Dollar). No one is immune from the comparison game, but if you know how to play it right, some comparisons can be healthy. […]

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