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Profitable Ideas: How to Save on a Cell Phone, Some ‘Lifestyle Creep’ is Okay, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. You can save a ton of money buying a refurbished iPhone. But finding the best deal can be tricky (Money). As with most things, last year’s must-have model will be less expensive than this year’s. Now’s the perfect time to switch […]

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Automating Financial Wisdom

I almost titled this post, “You Can’t Automate Financial Wisdom.” But then I realized, you can. A little background I have a love/hate relationship with financial automation. On the one hand, automation can be a wonderful help. In our household, we have some of our bills set up as auto-pay — those that cost the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Ben Franklin on Money, Bill Gates on Money, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 8 personal finance lessons from Benjamin Franklin (The Art of Manliness). “Don’t give too much for the whistle” and seven other money management tips from one of America’s founding fathers.  What’s your theology of money (in 200 words or less) (The […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hard Money Lessons, So You Want to be a Real Estate Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The economy was grim, my dad walked out and every penny mattered: here’s what my childhood taught me about money (USA Today). This one is a wow. Every parent should read it. The “indirect” costs at college can involve nasty surprises […]

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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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