Author Archive | Matt Bell

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Profitable Ideas: Your Check Will Soon be in the Mail, Not Too Late to Build an Emergency Fund, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Stimulus checks: How much money will you get, and when? (CBS Money Watch). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the checks could arrive in about three weeks. But first the House of Representatives needs to give its stamp of approval. Six smart […]

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Don’t Waste a Crisis

Bob (not his real name) is deathly afraid of flying. Years ago, while onboard a plane that was about to leave its gate to taxi toward the runway, he had a panic attack and had to get off the plane. That day, something changed in him. He was so shaken by the experience that he […]

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Stronger Than Fear

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:12-13 […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Investing Gets Uncomfortable, The One Guarantee in the Stock Market, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Everybody’s talking about it (The Irrelevant Investor). To invest, you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable sometimes. Here’s what happens when you panic and sell your 401(k) investments (USA Today). In short, nothing good. Why you probably don’t want to […]

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Profitable Ideas: This is Your Brain on Market Volatility, Blessed Are The Recyclers, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Don’t lose it (Humble Dollar). What happens to your brain when the markets go crazy. Blessed are the cobblers, recyclers, and thrift-store shoppers (Christianity Today). How should our faith guide us in a throw-away culture. You can afford that item you […]

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Investor Live Fire Testing

I remember reading an article by a long-haul cargo plane pilot who described his job as hour upon hour of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror. That’s a pretty good description of the stock market. There are long periods when not much happens. And then there are times like right now. Huge declines last […]

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