Profitable Ideas: How Debt Can Define Your Future, Re-Shop to Save, and More

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

How I think about debt (Collaborative Fund). “Debt defines your future, and when your future is defined, hope begins to die.”

Defining success beyond material excess (Simple Money). Owning more often complicates life more than it enriches life.

The new math of driving your car till the wheels fall off (Wall Street Journal). Your car has 200,000 miles? It’s just getting broken in!

How athletes and entertainers like Shohei Ohtani get financially duped by those they trust (LA Times). “They are naive about or inattentive to their finances; they make risky investments; they overspend on family, friends and expensive toys.”

How do you choose a college? (The College Financial Lady). It’s a decision that can become very emotional, and when emotions get involved, tread carefully. 

5 things you should re-shop to save money (Clark Howard). How to give yourself the chance to make a better decision.

Is identity theft protection worth it? (Kiplinger). Your first line of defense is a credit freeze.

Our skewed view of wealth (Eternal Perspective Ministries). As always, challenging thoughts from Randy Alcorn.

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2 Responses to Profitable Ideas: How Debt Can Define Your Future, Re-Shop to Save, and More

  1. Kathy May 3, 2024 at 11:19 PM #

    I love all the articles you share… Thank you. 🙂

    • Matt Bell May 4, 2024 at 6:42 AM #

      I’m glad to hear it, Kathy! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

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