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Profitable Ideas: A Career Wake-Up Call, Making Money Work in Your Marriage, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wake up! A record number of workers are ‘sleepwalking’ through their careers (Moneyish). The late Studs Terkel called it, “Making a dying.” If your career could use a wake-up call, this article has some helpful ideas. Strategies for wasting less food (Litterless). […]

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Determining Your Financial Independence Day

As you prepare to celebrate our country’s Independence Day this week, why not take a few minutes to figure out your financial independence day? If you have any debt other than a reasonable mortgage, that’s the day when you will be completely out of that debt. If the only debt you have is a mortgage, […]

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Profitable Ideas: Working Smarter, Surprising Ways Your Credit Worthiness is Determined, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Smarter, not harder: How to succeed at work (Farnam Street). Eliminate the unnecessary, which probably accounts for a shockingly large portion of each day. The wisdom of frugality: Why simple living is supposed to improve us (The Simple Dollar). Simple, frugal living […]

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Credit Card Benefits Getting Stingier

Three major credit card issuers recently reduced their benefits. In some cases, the benefits listed below have been so valuable that even having to pay a $75 – $100 annual fee has made them worthwhile. However, the math has changed, so read the details carefully. Citi Citi is making the following changes, effective July 29th. […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Stock Market’s Amazing Upward Trajectory, The Money/Loneliness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why do stocks generally go up over time? (A Wealth of Common Sense). One of today’s best investing writers on some important truths about the stock market. For those with the right mindset, it offers one of the best opportunities for […]

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Profitable Ideas: How ID Thieves Target Kids, Radical Generosity, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How thieves create fake identities with kids’ Social Security numbers (USA TODAY). We need to protect not just ourselves from ID theft, but our kids, too. The high cost of homeownership (Get Rich Slowly). It’s all too easy, especially for first-time homebuyers, […]

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Profitable Ideas: Deceptive Discounts, Value-Boosting Renovations, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. With deceptive ‘discounts,’ retailers are manipulating us to spend more. Here are the worst offenders. (Washington Post). Retailers are very good at making us think we got a bargain. Is instinct eroding your financial health? (Morningstar). We all play the comparison game, […]

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Profitable Ideas: Jump While You Can, An Essential Lesson for Investors, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Jump while you can (Becoming Minimalist). On the importance of living fully and not taking the future for granted. A good reminder. This is precisely why timing the market isn’t worth your while (Motley Fool). It’s important to learn this investing lesson as early as possible. You’ll avoid wasting […]

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How I Found Financial Freedom

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.” – 1 Corinthians 7:23 I’ll never forget the day my parents invited me home for a little chat. They had started to sense that all was not well, and they were right. I was in financial trouble—deep trouble. My credit card […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Best DIY Tax Software, A Common Insurance Mistake, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. How to choose the right do-it-yourself tax software (Consumer Reports). Whether you’re still finishing your 2017 return or getting set up for the next tax season, here’s an unbiased look at the leading DIY tax prep packages. The tipping point (Humble Dollar). Compounding may not seem like a big […]

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