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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says a growing but still small number of Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) administers an annual eight-question survey among a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health […]

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What Matters More — Your Spending Rate or Your Saving Rate?

Those of us who write about money for a living can get a little carried away by some of the nitty-gritty details. That seemed to be the case in a surprisingly impassioned debate that sprang up recently over what a person’s higher priority should be—controlling spending or controlling saving. At first, it seemed kind of […]

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Profitable Ideas: Help Really Wanted, The Give-and-Take Tax Credit, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. $30,000 signing bonuses, childcare help: what companies are doing to attract workers (CNN). It’s a job-hunter’s market. How the stock market works (A Wealth of Common Sense). A few things everyone should know about investing. Designed for significance (Becoming Minimalist). “Our lives […]

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Profitable Ideas: Not Your Father’s Stock Market, The Lost Art of Thinking Long Term, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Your father’s stock market is never coming back (Fortune). The crazy investing world we’re living in.  Add ‘climate hazards’ to your home-buyer’s checklist (NY Times). Now you can find out the likelihood of fires, floods, and more for a house you’re thinking […]

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Profitable Ideas: Planning for a Productive Day, An Estate Plan for Your Digital Assets, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. This is the best time to do anything: 6 powerful secrets from research (Barking Up The Wrong Tree). I have found this to be an important key to productivity. That’s why I try to schedule all creative work for the morning and […]

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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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