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Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, Minimizing Losses During The Next Bear Market, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.

What do you value? (Live Wealthy Now). Aligning your use of money with what’s most important to you is the most satisfying way to use money.

Income alpha (A Wealth of Common Sense). Making your most valuable asset even more valuable.

Driving down costs (Humble Dollar). Car ownership on the cheap. So simple. So effective. So rare.

Why choose financial responsibility? (The Simple Dollar). It isn’t just about making your budget balance.

The brand-new way Amazon is about to get you to spend more (Moneyish). The easier it is to place an order, the more we spend. What’ll be next? “You think it, you buy it”?

How margin leads to financial freedom (Ron Blue Institute). Ah, margin. Room to breath. It’s a wonderful thing. Here’s how to get it.

Why ethical fashion matters (No Sidebar). This is an aspect of money management I’m becoming more and more interested in. What are your thoughts? Are you willing to spend more for quality? Are you willing to spend more for products from companies that treat their workers well?

The Airbnb experiment (Abandoned Cubicle). One family’s experience buying a condo in a vacation area with the hope of generating rental income.

What are your thoughts on any of the above? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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2 Responses to Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, Minimizing Losses During The Next Bear Market, and More

  1. Cubert September 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    Thanks for the inclusion of the Airbnb Experiment, Matt!

    Good list – I now have some afternoon reading to look forward to. 🙂

    • Matt Bell September 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM #

      You bet, Cubert. I enjoyed your post. I think many people, myself included, sometimes think about investing in rental real estate. It’s helpful to read about other people’s actual experiences.

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