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Profitable Ideas: 12 Simple Ways to Save Money, Physical Wallets Are So Yesterday, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. 12 simple ways to save money (Becoming Minimalist). Simple indeed, and effective. There’s more upside than downside for long-term investors (Sam Ro). It’s been a brutal years for investors, but every bear market in history has eventually turned into a bull market. These are […]

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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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Living a Better Financial Story

In his book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller tells a powerful story he calls, “How Jason Saved His Family.” After returning from Los Angeles, where he took part in a storytelling workshop, Don got together with his friend, Jason, and learned of some trouble Jason and his wife were having with […]

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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 First Bear Market is the Toughest, The Gift of Mac & Cheese, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. If this is your first bear market, there’s no need to panic (Bloomberg). For newer investors, this year’s market performance may be a bit jarring. Here’s some helpful perspective. The gift of mac & cheese (Compass). I love this story. I think you will, […]

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