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Profitable Ideas: Best Investing Advice for Teens, Your Chances of Getting Audited, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What’s the best investing advice parents can give teenagers? (A Teachable Moment). When it comes to investing, kids have an invaluable asset: time. What are the real chances your taxes will get audited by the IRS this year? (Money). In short, […]

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Is Fear Messing With Your Finances?

At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, we’re living in challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life in ways no one could have anticipated, and it has brought fear into many corners of our lives financially and otherwise. It seems like an appropriate time for some reminders about fear. Time and time again […]

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Just Passing Through

Shortly after moving from Chicago to Louisville in 2012, I was back in Chicago for a short visit. It was so good to be back in the city I love so much. I love the family and friends I have there, the architecture, the lakefront, the grittiness, character and beauty of the city, and so […]

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How to Get Past the Worry

I still remember the first time we took our first child to the pediatrician. There was nothing wrong; it was just a normal first check-up. However, my face must have looked like I was carrying our newborn across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The doctor took one look at me and said, “It’s okay, one […]

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“No Bird Soars in a Calm”

I’ve been reading the remarkable story of the Wright Brothers—for the third time. Rarely has a book so drawn me in. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s humility, quiet determination, courage, and persistence are inspiring beyond words. All the scientific challenges they had to overcome (neither one even went to college), all the doubters and naysayers they […]

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Don’t Waste a Crisis

Bob (not his real name) is deathly afraid of flying. Years ago, while onboard a plane that was about to leave its gate to taxi toward the runway, he had a panic attack and had to get off the plane. That day, something changed in him. He was so shaken by the experience that he […]

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Stronger Than Fear

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:12-13 […]

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