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Profitable Ideas: Creating a New Year’s ‘To-Be’ List, Frugality is Not Your Solution, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What’s on your ‘to-be’ list for the New Year? (Sound Mind Investing). Especially if your resolutions look the same every year, maybe it’s time for a fresh approach to planning. How criminals can steal money off your gift cards (Clark […]

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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds. How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment […]

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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: A Credit Freeze Will Only Get You So Far, The Human Decency Fund, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Here’s why a credit freeze won’t protect your identity completely (US News). Freezing your credit is a good idea, but there are other steps you should take as well. A guide to choosing your company benefits during open […]

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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: Buy Slowly, Jesus’ ‘Terrible’ Financial Advice, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Reconsidering the merits of slow acquisition (Becoming Minimalist). They lived within their means and bought things when needed. Crazy, right? Teaching kids to save, not hoard (Ron Blue Insitute). The importance of moving beyond tactical teaching to uncover […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Mind Games, Kids Pay a Price for Their Parents’ Debt, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money mind games: Is $100 always $100? (She Picks Up Pennies). Sometimes we don’t think so clearly about money. How I saved $100k in 3 years (And Then We Saved). All without a big salary or an inheritance. […]

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A Tribute to a Generous Man

My father-in-law passed away last week. One of my favorite stories my wife tells is of a time when she was a little girl and they were driving somewhere. She noticed a sign for a bowling alley and asked her dad what bowling was. He didn’t just explain it to her; he turned the car […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Keep Everything You Earn, The Limits of ‘Conscious Consumerism,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to keep all your earnings (Humble Dollar). Ever heard of the “10, 10 and 40” rule? With a high deductible, even a doctor can shortchange his health (Washington Post). If you have a high-deductible health plan, does […]

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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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