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Profitable Ideas: A Career Wake-Up Call, Making Money Work in Your Marriage, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wake up! A record number of workers are ‘sleepwalking’ through their careers (Moneyish). The late Studs Terkel called it, “Making a dying.” If your career could use a wake-up call, this article has some helpful ideas. Strategies for wasting less food (Litterless). […]

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Do Target-Date Funds Miss the Mark?

In general, I believe there’s more to like about target-date funds than dislike. However, several recent articles have taken such funds to task. Let’s see if the criticisms are warranted. A little background Target-date funds greatly simply the process of choosing an appropriate mutual fund, getting the important asset allocation process mostly right and automating […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Brain Wired for Wealth, Lower the Cost of College, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is your brain wired for wealth? (Jason Zweig). A long read, but worth the effort for anyone who wants to invest better. 6 ways to lower the cost of college (The White Coat Investor). That ACT/SAT test prep course may be well […]

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Profitable Ideas: Avoid These 10 Money Wasters, Save on Your Next Vacation, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money (MarketWatch). Lots of little things can really add up. ‘It’s my turn’ (The Atlantic – video). The latest thinking on raising generous, resilient kids. Unsure how your career impacts your kids? Here’s some perspective (Fast […]

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Helping Your Kids Build Wealth — What It’s Really All About

I’ve written several blog posts recently, explaining how we’re helping our three kids — ages 9, 12, and 14 — get started with investing (Read Inevitable Wealth: Getting Kids Started With Investing). I explained our choice of investment strategies and mentioned that if they’re able to get their investment account to $3,000 by the time […]

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Profitable Ideas: Five Money Moves to Avoid, 30 Ways to Save on Your Water Bill, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Five money mistakes that can destroy a marriage (CNBC). If any of these issues are present in your marriage, it isn’t too late, but it certainly isn’t too early to start making some changes. ‘The market is rolling simply because it’s […]

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