Profitable Ideas: Creating a New Year’s ‘To-Be’ List, Frugality is Not Your Solution, and More

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

What’s on your ‘to-be’ list for the New Year? (Sound Mind Investing). Especially if your resolutions look the same every year, maybe it’s time for a fresh approach to planning.

How criminals can steal money off your gift cards (Clark Howard). They’re a popular gift, and a popular target for thieves.

Frugality is not your solution. Frugality is a tool. (The Simple Dollar). For more on this topic, read The Case Against Frugality.

Why don’t America’s rich give more to charity? (The Atlantic). I find this stuff fascinating. Oh, what money does to us!

9 things real estate agents don’t want you to know (USA TODAY). Whether buying or selling, this information will help.

10 things you need to know about the new tax law (MarketWatch). The new law won’t impact your 2017 income taxes, but there are plenty of changes to understand for 2018.

Why you should speak up about your money struggles (Rebel With a Plan). Money is one of those topics most people find it tough to talk about. But opening up with a trusted friend or relative can pay dividends for both of you.

The giving heart of our Father in heaven (Ron Blue Institute). A great idea for taking the next step in the journey of generosity.

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: Creating a New Year’s ‘To-Be’ List, Frugality is Not Your Solution, and More

  1. Bradley S Brestel December 22, 2017 at 1:26 PM #

    Nice edition Matt. Especially the generous heart of God article.

    • Matt Bell December 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM #

      Thanks, Brad. Merry Christmas!

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