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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 — financial and otherwise — wisely.

Appearances vs. experiences: what really makes us happy (Farnam Street). Our intuition is a very imperfect guide to decision-making.

The retirement savings coach you already know (NY Times). Could you be a money coach for a colleague or two?

You are not defined by your possessions (No Sidebar). It’s a simple lesson, but one that we seem to have a hard time fully embracing.

8 habits that make or break a debt free journey (Life and My Finances). Good ideas for anyone intent on getting and/or staying out of debt.

5 considerations before buying a vacation home (US News). Many people return from a week at a lake dreaming of buying their own vacation home. Should you?

Money lessons they don’t teach you in school (Four Pillar Freedom). Looking for some financial topics to discuss with your kids? Look no further.

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

  1. Matt Bell August 11, 2020 at 1:56 PM #

    You’re very welcome, Derek. I enjoy your blog.

  2. Derek@LifeAndMyFinances August 7, 2020 at 11:25 AM #

    Thanks for including me, Matt!

    Habits are more powerful than people think. That’s why I love the post you shared so much.

    Thanks again! Best of luck to you and this site’s success!!

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