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Profitable Ideas: The Bible on FIRE, Spending in the Time of Covid, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Is financial independence biblical? (ArtRainer.com). The FIRE movement is growing in popularity, but has anyone stopped to consider it from a biblical perspective? Let adult children fend for themselves? That’s outdated in today’s economy. (Washington Post). I can’t say that I agree with this […]

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The Heart of Wise Money Management

There’s a popular myth that managing money effectively is about knowledge and behavior. Figure out what to do and then do it. That’s it. Simple. But there’s a crucial factor missing from that equation: The heart. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 Marketers understand that […]

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Keeping a Steady Hand on the Wheel Under Changing Financial Conditions

The way we buy cars offers a great example of what I call “binge/purge” money management. For the auto industry, 2018 was a solid year. Some 17.3 million vehicles were sold, with SUVs and trucks leading the way. Auto industry writers, such as Jason Unrau, attributed the strong sales, in large part, to low gas […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Different Way to Stop Wasting Money, Whether Christians Should Bet on Sports, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. One way to stop wasting money: choose bigger goals (Becoming Minimalist). Thinking beyond our own wants and needs can help us use money more intentionally. The only equation that matters (Fortunes and Frictions). For those teaching personal finance at home. Americans have tip fatigue […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Grandmother’s Rich Legacy, The 1% Rule for Rental Real Estate, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Can’t take it with you (Young Money). I love this story about a grandmother who did much of her “givin’ while she was livin’” and was all the richer for it. 5 things to teach your kids about money and happiness (Kiplinger). Kids can […]

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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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What Will Be Said About You?

A few years ago, North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley taught a series of messages called, “How to Get What You Really Want.” (You can watch the series online and download the discussion questions. Or listen to them using your podcasts app.) Stanley said “What do I want?” turns out to be a […]

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Success Goes to the Steady, Not the Speedy

We’re all drawn to stories of people who achieve “overnight success.” They make for great headlines and sell a lot of magazines and books. Problem is, they’re a myth. In the business classic, “Good to Great,” author Jim Collins explored the reasons why some companies break away from their pack of competitors and achieve remarkable, […]

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