Author Archive | Matt Bell

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Profitable Ideas: The Science Behind Saving, You Might Be Destroying Your Home, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The science behind why saving for retirement is hard (Fast Company). Understanding how your brain sometimes leads you astray may help you save more. Just in time (Humble Dollar). Take the financial well-being quiz linked to in this article. College degrees […]

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Profitable Ideas: Take a Minimalist Challenge, A Better Kind of Abundance, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why you should do a minimalist challenge (The Pioneers). If minimalism sounds appealing but you don’t know where to start, here’s one way to begin. How to free yourself from your parents’ money habits, and claim financial independence (MarketWatch). More of […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Negotiate Your Salary, Lessons From Super Savers, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Actually helpful tips for negotiating salary (Four Pillar Freedom). Being willing to negotiate is the first step (most people aren’t). Once you’ve cleared that hurdle, here are some helpful ideas about how to negotiate.  Who’s in your headset? (Krueger & Catalano). […]

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To Go Big, Think Small

Goal setting is all the rage this time of year. Unfortunately, so is bashing the practice. Some have become tired of the whole New Year’s resolutions routine. It seems trite to them, unproductive. It’s cool to be anti-goal. I’m okay with being uncool. I love the start of a new year. It always feels like […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing Better Habits, The Psychology of Being Rich, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to develop better habits in 2020 (Ryan Holiday). How some little changes can lead to big results. How ‘dark patterns’ influence travel bookings (BBC). Marketing keeps getting more scientific. Knowing a little about how it works can help you make […]

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The Light of the World

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. – Luke 2:16-18 A few […]

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