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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says very few Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) developed an eight-question survey that was taken by a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. Its results […]

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Profitable Ideas: Purchases That Get Better With Time, What to Tell Your Kids About Your Finances, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why experiences (not things) get better with time, according to science (No Sidebar). I couldn’t agree more. Most of my favorite purchases have been experiences, which I spent a lot of time anticipating and have spent a lot of time recalling […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your Digital Footprint Matters, Undervalued Financial Advice, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. If you do any of these 8 things online you could be hurting your credit (Money). It’s amazing, and scary, what your online habits say about you, and how that information is being used. Financial success isn’t ‘impossible’ (The Simple Dollar). If […]

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Profitable Ideas: Mountains of Stuff, The Debt-Free College Education, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. We are all accumulating mountains of things (The Atlantic). Feeling stuffed? You’re not alone. The money-management secrets of a 56-year union: ‘It’s always been ours’ (Kiplinger). What’s the secret to making money work in marriage? The headline says it all (but read […]

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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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