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Profitable Ideas: The Number That Matters Most, Preparing for the Next Bear, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Number one number (Humble Dollar). There’s wisdom in maintaining a healthy hatred of recurring bills and being ruthless about keeping them under control. To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own (The Guardian). The […]

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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: 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: 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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Profitable Ideas: Ruled By Technology, Avoiding a Debit Card Nightmare, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention (TED). Technology rules our lives — probably more than we realize. Sitting near a high-performer can make you better at your job (CNBC). Choose your cubicle carefully. The […]

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How Serious Are You?

When Hal and Dee were in their mid-fifties, they found themselves with $50,000 of credit card atnd tax debt. That would have been bad enough, but they had been there before, which only made it worse. They had been riding a financial—not to mention emotional, spiritual, and marital—roller coaster for years. Repeating history Early in […]

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