Profitable Ideas: A Financial Finish Line, Christians and Sports Betting, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web.

The prosperity paradox (Becoming Minimalist). Where’s your financial finish line?

Americans think they need almost $1.5 million to retire. Experts say to focus on another number instead (CNBC). Fortunately, it’s a number you have a lot more control over.

Insurers are spying on your home from the sky (Wall Street Journal). Think your insurer doesn’t know about that new trampoline? Think again.

Welcome to pricing hell (The Atlantic). With online shopping, prices can—and often do—change instantly.

How to be enough (Vox). Today’s consumerist messages go beyond, “You don’t have enough,” to, “You are not enough.” The ultimate answer is found in 1 John 3:1.

Should I freeze my credit with the other credit bureaus? (Clark Howard). I had no idea there are so many credit bureaus.

Is it okay for Christians to bet on sports? (Relevant Magazine). A pastor and former pro football player weighs in.

The 5 most important areas of life to simplify (and the stats to prove it) (Becoming Minimalist). Ironically, advice about simplifying can get overwhelming. Here’s what to focus on to get the most benefit for your simplification efforts.

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