Author Archive | Matt Bell


Profitable Ideas: A Virtual Land Grab, Getting More Time and Money, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Investors are paying millions for virtual land in the metaverse (CNBC). To the uninitiated, this probably sounds crazy, but it may be the wave of the future. Five common obstacles to generosity (and how to overcome them) (National Christian Foundation). Are any of these […]

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Doing the Work

One of our sons recently told me about some things that have been bothering him. He’s making good decisions, building good habits, and getting good grades. But he can’t quite see the point in some of the things he’s studying. And all the homework sometimes makes life feel like a grind.  I did my best […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Bull Market May Have Room to Run, Financial Education in Aisle Three, and More

Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web. Is this the greatest bull market in history? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Good times (and bad times) can last longer than you may think. What do you think you should be paid? (NY Times). Navigating a tough interview question. See also, 3 better questions […]

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Everybody Has a Story

During what would turn out to be my father’s final year of life, he had several caregivers in and out of his house. Since I worked within about a 45 minute drive of where he lived, one day I decided to take a long lunch and pay a surprise visit to check up on the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lessons From a 500-Year-Old Saint, Investing Has Been Forever Changed, and More

Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web. What a 500-year-old saint taught me about money (Incognito Money Scribe). The “financial examen” — a wonderful idea for cultivating a more thoughtful, intentional financial life. The value of a college degree (Get Rich Slowly). “A student’s choice of program is perhaps the most […]

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A Peace That Transcends Understanding

Each Christmas season when our kids were younger, we would change their bedtime routine to include singing some traditional Christmas carols like Silent Night and O Holy Night. The songs made for a soothing transition from playtime to bedtime. Silent night, holy night. They’re still two of my favorite Christmas songs. Maybe it’s because this […]

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