Author Archive | Matt Bell

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Profitable Ideas: Life Lessons From “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Money and Friends, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Life lessons from The Pursuit of Happyness (All About Your Benjamins). This article made me want to see the movie again. Make versus buy — the key to effortless saving (City Frugal). Reminds me of the book, “Brave New World,” in […]

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Two Steps Toward a Biblical Approach to Investing

As with most financial topics, there are biblical principles that should guide our investing, but many of the specifics are left to us to figure out, hopefully motivated by a heart to consider how a good steward would invest. Last week, we looked at some reasons to invest. This week, we’ll start to build a […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Getting Rich Quadrant, Money-Making Lessons From Airbnb Hosts, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The getting rich quadrant (Safal Niveshak). Some very important truths about building wealth, illustrated very well.  Nobody told me (Humble Dollar). One of today’s best personal finance writers on the 10 things he would have liked to know about money when […]

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Why Invest?

So far this year in these Tuesday posts we’ve been working through a biblical framework for managing money. It starts with an understanding of our biblical financial identity. We’re stewards or managers of God’s resources, or as I prefer, builders. Next up is having a system in place to proactively manage cash flow. Then we […]

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Profitable Ideas: Pursuing Significance With Your Finances, The Right Time to Invest, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 3 strategies for pursuing significance with your finances (Crosswalk). Some great reminders about important aspects of money that can’t be seen on a spreadsheet.  How to choose between a traditional and a Roth IRA (Peter Lazaroff). Good advice for making a […]

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The Three Types of Savings Everyone Needs

Of all the things you could do with money, parking it in a savings account isn’t likely to move the excite-o-meter. But it does have the advantage of being highly useful. So useful, in fact, that I want to encourage you to not just double down on the idea, but to triple down on it.  […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Science Behind Saving, You Might Be Destroying Your Home, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The science behind why saving for retirement is hard (Fast Company). Understanding how your brain sometimes leads you astray may help you save more. Just in time (Humble Dollar). Take the financial well-being quiz linked to in this article. College degrees […]

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