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Profitable Ideas: Minimalism in a Crisis, The True Cost of a Cat, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Minimalism in a crisis (Becoming Minimalist). As we stock up on essentials, this is a good time to consider all that is truly non-essential.   Personal finance during a crisis (A Wealth of Common Sense). An action plan for anyone whose […]

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“No Bird Soars in a Calm”

I’ve been reading the remarkable story of the Wright Brothers—for the third time. Rarely has a book so drawn me in. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s humility, quiet determination, courage, and persistence are inspiring beyond words. All the scientific challenges they had to overcome (neither one even went to college), all the doubters and naysayers they […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Someone Asks You For Money, The ‘Free Shipping’ Myth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What should I do when people ask for money? (Chalmers). Ideas for handling what can be an awkward situation. The mail crunch: Effectively handle damaged or stolen packages (The Simple Dollar). Stealing packages off of front porches has become unfortunately common.  […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Master Life Skill, Inside the Credit Card Industry, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. True long-term career success depends on this most underrated aspect of talent (Fast Company). The ability to wait for a greater reward is considered the master life skill, impacting our careers, our investing success, and so much more. I worked at […]

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The Heart of a Giver

It’s tricky business teaching about generosity these days. Preachers of the prosperity gospel are packing their pews and selling lots of books. Theirs is a “give in order to get” message, based on a misinterpretation of verses like Luke 6:38: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together […]

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