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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: How Debt Can Define Your Future, Re-Shop to Save, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How I think about debt (Collaborative Fund). “Debt defines your future, and when your future is defined, hope begins to die.” Defining success beyond material excess (Simple Money). Owning more often complicates life more than it enriches life. The new math of driving your […]

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Profitable Ideas: More Money in Your Paycheck, Uncommon Advice on Choosing a College, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. You may see more money in your paycheck this month. Here’s why (CNN). Revised tax brackets may mean you’ll owe Uncle Sam a bit less. Cell phones in school: a conversation starter (Screenagers). This site is worth following for help managing screen time in […]

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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: An $80,000-a-Year Gamble, The Overindulged Child, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Should I let my kid take an $80,000-a-year gamble on college financial aid with an early decision application? (MarketWatch). It’ll improve the odds of getting accepted, but it’s binding so make sure you’re all in. Credit bureaus announce big changes for credit reports (Clark […]

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