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Profitable Ideas: The “Good News is Bad News” Economy, Politeness Won’t Get You Hired, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Why are experts talking about low unemployment like it’s a bad thing? (CNN). A good explainer of this “good news is bad news” economy. Ways to teach your kids about money on vacation this summer (Saving For College). A lot of this has to […]

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What If Your Kid is a Spendthrift?

During a recent podcast interview related to my new book, Trusted: Preparing Your Kids for a Lifetime of God-Honoring Money Management, I completely muffed an answer. The host asked what I would suggest doing about a kid who spends every dollar he receives. I don’t remember what I said, but I know I didn’t give […]

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How I Found Financial Freedom

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.” – 1 Corinthians 7:23 I’ll never forget the day my parents invited me home for a little chat. They had started to sense that all was not well, and they were right. I was in financial trouble—deep trouble. My credit card […]

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Profitable Ideas: Thinking of Future You, The Abstraction of Money, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. The key to making good financial decisions—connecting with your “future self” (Forbes). If we could get even a little bit better at thinking ahead, we would make all manner of decisions, including financial decisions, better. Swimming pools make you happy (Klement on Investing). Spending […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Tipping Backlash, Decluttering Your Finances, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. “Tipflation” may be causing tipping backlash as more digital prompts ask for tips (CBS Money Watch). That awkward moment when you’re asked for a tip in a situation that previously didn’t call for one. See also, What your barista is really thinking as you […]

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