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Profitable Ideas: Protecting Your Financial Identity, ‘Does It Spark Joy?’ is the Wrong Question, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Stop thief (Humble Dollar). Protecting your financial identity in light of the Equifax hack and beyond. 4 ways science says money affects your mind (Wise Bread). Money really can mess with our minds. Here are some surprising examples, […]

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An Irrational Financial Act

Of all the things we can do with money, giving it away seems completely, utterly irrational, doesn’t it? After all, we work hard for what we earn. And after paying all the bills and putting a little aside for the future, there just isn’t anything left to give, right? Well, it turns out that generosity […]

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Profitable Ideas: Breaking Bad Spending Habits, Double Checking Your Homeowners Insurance, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Break your bad spending habits (Living Well Spending Less). How little bad habits turn into big bad habits, and how your can turn it all around. How ditching a car could save you thousands (Gen Y Planning). This […]

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Profitable Ideas: Buy Slowly, Jesus’ ‘Terrible’ Financial Advice, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Reconsidering the merits of slow acquisition (Becoming Minimalist). They lived within their means and bought things when needed. Crazy, right? Teaching kids to save, not hoard (Ron Blue Insitute). The importance of moving beyond tactical teaching to uncover […]

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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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How Serious Are You?

When Hal and Dee were in their mid-fifties, they found themselves with $50,000 of credit card atnd tax debt. That would have been bad enough, but they had been there before, which only made it worse. They had been riding a financial—not to mention emotional, spiritual, and marital—roller coaster for years. Repeating history Early in […]

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‘Make No Little Plans’

My 13-year-old son and I spent a wonderful weekend in Chicago recently, kayaking through the urban jungle on the Chicago River, taking in much of what the Museum of Science and Industry has to offer, enjoying some real pizza, and soaking in the view along the city’s iconic Lake Shore Drive. Among the many things […]

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Is Fear Messing With Your Finances?

Did you know that the most often repeated commandment in the Bible is “Do not fear”? I was reminded of that when reading Donald Miller’s book, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” (a remarkably powerful book about living a better story by proactively co-authoring your life with God). That fact seemed to jump off […]

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