Author Archive | Matt Bell

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Profitable Ideas: Secrets of Super Savers, What Science Says About How to Spend, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The number one thing people with fat savings accounts scrimp on that you likely don’t (MarketWatch). Cancelling the daily latte will only get you so far. Here’s how to really free up some money to save. So, your adult child moved […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Enough is Enough, Products That Last a Lifetime, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The enough curve: Consider the ongoing costs of your purchases (My Money Blog). When buying more only brings more problems.  It’s okay to be happy with a quiet life (Becoming Minimalist). Tagging off the last article… And when buying less brings […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Buying a New Car Makes Sense, How 3 Simple Changes Added Up to $5,000 of Savings, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Should I buy a used or new car? (The Simple Dollar). The math doesn’t point toward buying a used car as much as before. The obscure charges that utility companies add to your bill (ProPublica). Have you ever taken a close […]

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The Heart of Wise Money Management

There’s a popular myth that managing money effectively is about knowledge and behavior. Figure out what to do and then do it. That’s it. Simple. But there’s a crucial factor missing from that equation: The heart. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 Marketers understand that […]

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Profitable Ideas: Finishing Rich Isn’t About the Lattes, Finding Your Financial Focus, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. All you need to do to finish rich (The Irrelevant Investor). It isn’t about lattes.  Can self-employed people ever actually retire? (MarketWatch). In short, yes, but it’ll take discipline and an awareness of the unique retirement accounts available to the self-employed. […]

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An Essential Formula For a Financially Healthy Marriage

Money is one of the prime sources of conflict in marriage. However, conflict avoidance isn’t the route to a happy marriage. In fact, John Gottman, a psychologist who has devoted over two decades to studying what makes for a healthy marriage, believes that “fighting—when it airs grievances and complaints—can be one of the healthiest things […]

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Profitable Ideas: Reaching Maximum Frugality, Five Things to Never Buy New, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. When frugality bottoms out (The Simple Dollar). What to do when you’ve maximized savings in all areas. How to teach your kids about money and help them be financially responsible adults (Money). Solid advice, especially for younger kids—and especially “Let them […]

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