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Profitable Ideas: Ben Franklin on Money, Bill Gates on Money, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 8 personal finance lessons from Benjamin Franklin (The Art of Manliness). “Don’t give too much for the whistle” and seven other money management tips from one of America’s founding fathers.  What’s your theology of money (in 200 words or less) (The […]

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Profitable Ideas: An Investing Lesson From Sir Isaac Newton, “Frugal Hedonism,” and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Investors have been making the same mistake for 300 years (The Atlantic). Sir Isaac Newton was quite a scientist, but he made a legendary investment mistake that’s still all too common today. Leaving a legacy: why everyone needs an estate plan […]

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Three Ways To Be More Engaged In Your Work

With Labor Day coming up, it’s an appropriate time to assess the state of your career. How are you feeling about your work? Does it give you an opportunity to put your skills to good use, to express your passions? Do you sense that you’re making a difference? I know that right now you might […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Pandemic-Inspired Great Financial Reminder, Running in Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Coronavirus makes emergency funds look like a great idea (Financial Planning). The pandemic is providing a good opportunity to shore up our financial habits and practices. Do you need to create or add to an emergency fund? Fractional shares expose Wall […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hard Money Lessons, So You Want to be a Real Estate Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The economy was grim, my dad walked out and every penny mattered: here’s what my childhood taught me about money (USA Today). This one is a wow. Every parent should read it. The “indirect” costs at college can involve nasty surprises […]

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Profitable Ideas: What to Ask Before You Spend, Money Lessons Schools Don’t Teach, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Consider what you gain before spending your hard earned money (Money Ning). Have any somewhat substantial purchases on your radar screen? Ask these questions first. Embrace fate before it embraces you (A Teachable Moment). Life is short. Make your decisions — […]

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A Simple Step Toward a Solid Financial Future

An endless number of studies have documented people’s general lack of financial preparedness for their later years. As just one example, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) says that among workers age 55 and older, 49% have less than $250,000 saved for retirement (30% have less than $50,000). No amount of finger-wagging lectures seems to […]

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