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Profitable Ideas: Investing Lessons From a Crazy Year, The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Story, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. My 2020 investing lessons (A Wealth of Common Sense). My take-away? Find a strategy you’re comfortable staying with in good times and bad, and then stay with it. The reasonable optimist (Collaborative Fund). When it comes to investing, the best mindset […]

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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: What to Ask Before You Spend, Money Lessons Schools Don’t Teach, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Consider what you gain before spending your hard earned money (Money Ning). Have any somewhat substantial purchases on your radar screen? Ask these questions first. Embrace fate before it embraces you (A Teachable Moment). Life is short. Make your decisions — […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your Check Will Soon be in the Mail, Not Too Late to Build an Emergency Fund, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Stimulus checks: How much money will you get, and when? (CBS Money Watch). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the checks could arrive in about three weeks. But first the House of Representatives needs to give its stamp of approval. Six smart […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing Better Habits, The Psychology of Being Rich, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to develop better habits in 2020 (Ryan Holiday). How some little changes can lead to big results. How ‘dark patterns’ influence travel bookings (BBC). Marketing keeps getting more scientific. Knowing a little about how it works can help you make […]

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Profitable Ideas: Finishing Rich Isn’t About the Lattes, Finding Your Financial Focus, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. All you need to do to finish rich (The Irrelevant Investor). It isn’t about lattes.  Can self-employed people ever actually retire? (MarketWatch). In short, yes, but it’ll take discipline and an awareness of the unique retirement accounts available to the self-employed. […]

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