Author Archive | Matt Bell

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An Irrational Financial Act

Of all the things we can do with money, giving it away seems completely, utterly irrational, doesn’t it? After all, we work hard for what we earn. And after paying all the bills and putting a little aside for the future, there just isn’t anything left to give, right? Well, it turns out that generosity […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Greatest Show on Earth, Measuring Wealth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Investing: the greatest show on earth (Collaborative Fund). One of my favorite financial writers has done it again. He has created a piece that’s well worth your time. A generosity philosophy (Calibrating Capital). A wonderful article about one of the most […]

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Lessons From the Mulch Pile – How to Save Money and Build Community Along the Way

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood on a warm day and looked inside other people’s garages? Don’t the contents look familiar? Don’t they look remarkably similar to the contents of your own garage? I’m not suggesting that we all start forming communes, but couldn’t we do a better job of sharing? On a memorable out of town […]

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Investing Well When the World Has Gone Mad

Am I the only one, or does it seem as though Truth has taken a holiday? And doesn’t it look like his good friends, Logic and Sanity, went along for the trip? While I’m strongly tempted to veer out of my lane, I’ll do my best to keep this article/commentary focused on financial issues—in particular, […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Money Secrets, Unequal Inheritances, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 51% of millennials are keeping a major money secret from their partner: here’s what they’re hiding (CNBC). The ideal? Full financial disclosure before marriage, ongoing financial transparency after marriage. Should I pay off debt, save money, or invest? (Clark Howard). The […]

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