Author Archive | Matt Bell

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How NOT to Invest

I overheard a conversation about investing recently that made me a little crazy. I heard several perspectives that I completely disagreed with, ways of approaching investing that I think can be far more harmful to a person’s portfolio and peace of mind than helpful. Since I didn’t feel like I could insert myself into the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Money, A Lifestyle of Generosity, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How much happiness can your salary buy? Researchers can’t agree (Wall Street Journal). “Money matters for happiness, but not enormously.” “No-buy pledge” catches on with TikTokers. Here’s what to know and how to start (CBS Money Watch). It’s a great way to become more […]

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Raising the Next Generation of Wise Money Managers

It was a privilege to record an episode of the Generosity Now podcast recently, talking about a topic of importance to all parents—raising our kids with biblical financial perspectives and practices. Please listen to the conversation (and pass this along to any parents you know!). Our conversation was based on my latest book, Trusted: Preparing […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Touches Everything, The Science of Vacationing Well, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Money pervades everything (The Guardian). “Arguments about money are rarely about money.” The dos and don’ts of lending money (NPR). When friends or family ask for financial help, beware the many landmines.  Stocks up, gold down in Americans’ best investment ratings (Gallup). Stocks are […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Top Skill of the Future, Subtle Signs of ID Theft, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The most important skill of the future is being ‘indistractable’ (Nir and Far). It’ll help in our careers and in every important relationship. Seinfeld on when money became everything (A Wealth of Common Sense). A lot longer ago, Jesus identified money as His chief […]

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