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 Gospel Coalition). Some leading biblical money management writers get to the essence of what it means to manage money God’s way.

Fast fashion and modern slavery in the UK (Moral Fibres). The high cost of inexpensive clothing.

Remove possessions to remove visual noise (Becoming Minimalist). A fresh, important way to think about our stuff.

Coffee, ketchup, and Nike Air Max: it’s the COVID consumer economy (Reuters). For those who have kept their jobs during the pandemic, many are finding themselves with extra cash on hand. If that’s you, are you redirecting that money toward productive purposes?

Save like a pessimist, invest like an optimist (Collaborative Fund). Great financial insights from one of the world’s wealthiest people — Bill Gates.

Want to be a landlord? Consider this first (Bloomberg via Yahoo Finance). Some aspects of real estate investing most articles don’t touch on.

Recessions lead to big money mistakes — here’s how to break the trend (Chicago Tribune). It’s a time for maintaining a healthy cushion of cash on hand.

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