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Profitable Ideas: A Credit Freeze Will Only Get You So Far, The Human Decency Fund, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Here’s why a credit freeze won’t protect your identity completely (US News). Freezing your credit is a good idea, but there are other steps you should take as well. A guide to choosing your company benefits during open […]

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Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, Minimizing Losses During The Next Bear Market, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What do you value? (Live Wealthy Now). Aligning your use of money with what’s most important to you is the most satisfying way to use money. Income alpha (A Wealth of Common Sense). Making your most valuable asset […]

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The Power of Clarity

Are you trying to make a positive change in your finances or some other area of your life? How clear are you about the change you’re trying to make? As Chip and Dan Heath researched Switch, their helpful book about what it takes to truly change something about our lives, they discovered several surprises. This […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Credit Freeze is a Worthwhile Hassle, An Easy Way to Slash Your Grocery Bill, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I’ve frozen my credit for 10 years. It’s a hassle but worth it. (Wall Street Journal via Morningstar). A small price for peace of mind. Worthy of a read for all who are considering a credit freeze in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Protecting Your Financial Identity, ‘Does It Spark Joy?’ is the Wrong Question, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Stop thief (Humble Dollar). Protecting your financial identity in light of the Equifax hack and beyond. 4 ways science says money affects your mind (Wise Bread). Money really can mess with our minds. Here are some surprising examples, […]

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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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