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Profitable Ideas: Finding Contentment in Our Consumer Culture, The Money Date, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Can you be content in a culture of ‘never enough’? (Relevant Magazine). Good ideas for living with joy in our consumer culture. Screen time is contributing to chronic sleep deprivation in tweens and teens (The Conversation). One of many reasons to place limits on […]

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Profitable Ideas: Other Forms of Wealth, When Saving Becomes Hoarding, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The five types of wealth (The Knowledge Toolkit). Some healthy new ways of thinking about what’s valuable. What is Service Line Insurance and Do I Need It? (Clark Howard). You probably get lots of pitches for this. Here’s one personal finance expert’s take on […]

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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: Profiting by Pausing, Quitting the Comparison Game, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. I’m trying a waiting period and I like it (MoneyNing). There’s power in a pause. The case for financial literacy education (NPR). It’s helpful when schools teach about personal finance, but parents are the best teachers for this topic. Credit card rewards programs can […]

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Profitable Ideas: Logging Off, Making Your Last Smart Money Move Now, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to log off (MIT Technology Review). To a great degree, social media is a distraction and discouragement—for us and our kids. See also, How to stop mindless scrolling (Business Insider). Too many employees cash out their 401(k)s when leaving a job (Harvard Business […]

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Profitable Ideas: Joint Accounts for the Win, Betting Against College Students, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Couples who combine finances are happier. So why don’t more do it? (Wall Street Journal). The culture has been trending toward separate accounts, but the research says joint accounts are better—financially and relationally. The gifts we give our kids (Finding Joy). Really good advice […]

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Are You Financially Healthy? Rate Yourself Using These 9 Qualifications

In 2016, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings quantified how many Americans have a healthy lifestyle. Can you guess what number it came up with? Less than three percent! In order to qualify, a person had to meet four criteria: Moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, a diet score […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Facebook Retirement Plan, Amish Money Management, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Don’t let Facebook ruin your retirement plan (A Teachable Moment). Beware the money-related ads that clutter your feed as you scroll through your friends’ vacation photos. 8 basic skills that can pay you handsomely (Better Humans). None of them require learning how to code. […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Strategies for Tough Times, What Retirees Would Tell Their Younger Selves, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. 4 things you can do to make sound financial decisions in financially lean times (Christian Stewardship Network). Things aren’t exactly great in the economy right now. Here are some ways to cope. 10 steps you can take to keep advertisers from dictating your life […]

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