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Profitable Ideas: Alexa is Hazardous to Your Wealth, Rethinking Your Gift List, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Amazon Alexa users buy more stuff, study shows (CNBC). Surprise, surprise. The easier marketers make it for us to spend, the more we spend. The remarkable early years of Warren Buffett (Value Walk). Fascinating look at his early work ethic […]

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How Healthy Is Your Financial Environment?

I’m sure it isn’t news to you that there’s a global epidemic of obesity. Or that out of 195 countries, the problem is growing fastest in the U.S. What’s to blame? In part, it’s our “food environment,” according to Andy Bellatti, cofounder of Dieticians for Professional Integrity. “Unhealthy foods are cheaper and they’re everywhere,” he […]

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Profitable Ideas: Skip The Toy Store, The Treasure Decision, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 alternative gift ideas that don’t come from a toy store (Magnify Money). Good ideas for gifts that will be greatly valued while subtly instilling the values of what matters most. A lazy person’s guide to happiness (The Atlantic). Lessons […]

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What is it About the Holidays?

We’re entering a season that seems to play out in three different ways for people. For many, it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — most importantly, a time of celebrating Christ’s miraculous birth, and yes, as Andy Williams sang, a time of parties, and caroling, and “mistltoeing,” and all the rest. Of course, […]

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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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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds. How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment […]

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Profitable Ideas: Lessons From a Sudden Evacuation, Protecting Kids From ID Theft, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. A sudden evacuation (Dads Dollars Debts). Real life story about a family that survived the recent Northern California wildfires, along with their practical advice for the rest of us. We’re ditching cash, so how do we teach kids about […]

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The Purpose of Money

Early in my journey of learning about money, I noticed a very odd disconnect. On the one hand, it was obvious that there’s a ton of personal finance advice readily available. Search on any financial question and within seconds you can find answers. And yet, lots of people struggle with money. Why is that? With […]

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