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How NOT to Invest

I overheard a conversation about investing recently that made me a little crazy. I heard several perspectives that I completely disagreed with, ways of approaching investing that I think can be far more harmful to a person’s portfolio and peace of mind than helpful. Since I didn’t feel like I could insert myself into the […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Stock Market’s Amazing Upward Trajectory, The Money/Loneliness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why do stocks generally go up over time? (A Wealth of Common Sense). One of today’s best investing writers on some important truths about the stock market. For those with the right mindset, it offers one of the best opportunities for […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lessons From Hurricane Maria, Expecting Luxury, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What Hurricane Maria taught my family about life, money, and community (Wise Bread). A powerful reflection on a forced hardship. The psychology of money (Collaborative Fund). It isn’t how much you make; it’s what you do with what you make. But the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Making a Prime Membership Pay Off, You Need a ‘Near-Cation,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how to get an $800 value out of your $119 Amazon Prime account (CBS Money Watch). We’ve been Prime holdouts, so I’d really like to know: Are you a Prime member? If so, what have you done to make sure […]

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Just ask. They Might Say Yes.

I am constantly amazed at what you can get just by asking. At the beginning of last year, I wrote about an experience we had with our van. It needed a costly repair that seemed to be due to a manufacturing defect. Just by asking, I got not just the amount of the repair reimbursed; […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Cost of ‘Ethical Clothing,’ How to ‘Frame’ Spending Choices, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here are 11 reasons we have an umbrella liability insurance policy (My Money Blog). It’s a lot of coverage for a relatively small cost. Do you have a policy? Is ethical clothing expensive? (Moral Fibres). Would you be willing to pay more […]

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