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Profitable Ideas: Whether to Give Your Teen a Credit Card, Pricing Strategies That Make You Overspend, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Give your teenager a credit card? Some financial experts say yes (NY Times). Better for them to learn while they’re still under your roof than to figure it out when they’re on their own. Don’t wait for a life-changing event to […]

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What If…

“Live for today.” “You only go around once.” You’ve heard these phrases; maybe you’ve even said them. They represent a popular philosophy – in essence, grab for all you can get right now since you don’t know what may happen tomorrow. Similar words are even found in the Bible. When the apostle Paul sought to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Unseen Identity Theft, Overdraft Protection Isn’t What It Seems, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Lost amid Equifax and Capital One hacks: Children with no credit histories are increasingly lucrative to identity thieves (MarketWatch). Some good advice for parents. H&M, Zara, and other fashion brands are tricking shoppers with vague sustainability claims (Fast Company). “Sustainability” is […]

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Profitable Ideas: Millionaire Regrets, Avoiding a Guaranteed Way to Overspend, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The five biggest millionaire regrets (ESI Money). When people look back on a long life or the accomplishment of a goal, their insights can help those who are still on the journey. 4 reasons parents don’t discuss money (and why they […]

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Profitable Ideas: Navigating Our Photoshopped World, Using Credit Cards Safely, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The age of envy: How to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect (The Guardian). Some words of advice for living in our Photoshopped world. A new planner won’t change your life (Becoming Minimalist). The right tools can help, but […]

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How to Mess Up Your Marriage

Have you ever felt like a stranger living in a strange land? Like somehow you’ve woken up in a place where you don’t speak the language?  I felt that way while watching a morning news segment about financial infidelity. The host mentioned the results of a national survey in which: 71% of married Americans acknowledged […]

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