Author Archive | Matt Bell

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Profitable Ideas: When The Biggest Risk is Playing it Too Safe, A Better Way to Sell Your Extra Stuff, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millennials’ fear of stocks could cost them $3.3 million (USA TODAY). Especially when you’re young, the riskiest thing you can do with your investments is to play it too safe. If you need some ideas for getting started […]

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Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow. The […]

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‘Make No Little Plans’

My 13-year-old son and I spent a wonderful weekend in Chicago recently, kayaking through the urban jungle on the Chicago River, taking in much of what the Museum of Science and Industry has to offer, enjoying some real pizza, and soaking in the view along the city’s iconic Lake Shore Drive. Among the many things […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Mind Games, Kids Pay a Price for Their Parents’ Debt, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money mind games: Is $100 always $100? (She Picks Up Pennies). Sometimes we don’t think so clearly about money. How I saved $100k in 3 years (And Then We Saved). All without a big salary or an inheritance. […]

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Best Financial Advice

Over the years, I’ve asked readers to share some of the best financial advice they’ve ever received. Here are some of their answers. Bob said that during a pre-marriage class he and his then fiancé attended, the teacher suggested using pay raises to build an initial savings account. In Bob’s words, “I can remember how […]

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Is Fear Messing With Your Finances?

Did you know that the most often repeated commandment in the Bible is “Do not fear”? I was reminded of that when reading Donald Miller’s book, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” (a remarkably powerful book about living a better story by proactively co-authoring your life with God). That fact seemed to jump off […]

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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). […]

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