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Profitable Ideas: Doing the Work of a Lifetime, Everyday Kingdom Investments, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. The only way to do the work of a lifetime (Tim Challies). Taking duty from drudgery to delight. It’s hard to kill the stock market (A Teachable Moment). The key to 95% of wealth creation. How food banks succeeded and what they […]

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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: The Greatest Show on Earth, Measuring Wealth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Investing: the greatest show on earth (Collaborative Fund). One of my favorite financial writers has done it again. He has created a piece that’s well worth your time. A generosity philosophy (Calibrating Capital). A wonderful article about one of the most […]

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Lessons From the Mulch Pile – How to Save Money and Build Community Along the Way

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood on a warm day and looked inside other people’s garages? Don’t the contents look familiar? Don’t they look remarkably similar to the contents of your own garage? I’m not suggesting that we all start forming communes, but couldn’t we do a better job of sharing? On a memorable out of town […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Spending, Setting Goals in the Midst of a Pandemic, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to spend your money for maximum happiness (Popular Science). The latest on what science tells us about the money/happiness connection. Here are creative ways to teach your kids about charity (CNBC). Good ideas for cultivating hearts of generosity in our […]

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Profitable Ideas: Investing Lessons From a Crazy Year, The Importance of Knowing Your Financial Story, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. My 2020 investing lessons (A Wealth of Common Sense). My take-away? Find a strategy you’re comfortable staying with in good times and bad, and then stay with it. The reasonable optimist (Collaborative Fund). When it comes to investing, the best mindset […]

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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hands Off Your Retirement Money, Stretching Your Income Through Minimalism, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Should you take a loan from your retirement savings account? These people wish they hadn’t (MarketWatch). It’s pretty easy to tap into your retirement savings early. Here’s why you shouldn’t. Are you suffering from imposter syndrome? (Visual Capitalist). This is a […]

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We Gave Away Our Van

I know that stuff is just stuff, but some stuff has memories wrapped up in it. Such was the case with our van, a 2004 Toyota Sienna. It was a dealer demo that we bought toward the end of 2003, just before our first child was born.  We brought all three of our kids home […]

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