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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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Profitable Ideas: Lessons From a Sudden Evacuation, Protecting Kids From ID Theft, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. A sudden evacuation (Dads Dollars Debts). Real life story about a family that survived the recent Northern California wildfires, along with their practical advice for the rest of us. We’re ditching cash, so how do we teach kids about […]

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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: Automated Retirement Plan Watch-Outs, The Liberation of Limits, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 ways to get the most from your employer’s automated retirement plan (Wise Bread). Don’t automatically assume that the default settings are best. Why surge prices make us so mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel winner know (The […]

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The Purpose of Money

Early in my journey of learning about money, I noticed a very odd disconnect. On the one hand, it was obvious that there’s a ton of personal finance advice readily available. Search on any financial question and within seconds you can find answers. And yet, lots of people struggle with money. Why is that? With […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Credit Freeze Will Only Get You So Far, The Human Decency Fund, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Here’s why a credit freeze won’t protect your identity completely (US News). Freezing your credit is a good idea, but there are other steps you should take as well. A guide to choosing your company benefits during open […]

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