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Profitable Ideas: Breaking Bad Spending Habits, Double Checking Your Homeowners Insurance, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Break your bad spending habits (Living Well Spending Less). How little bad habits turn into big bad habits, and how your can turn it all around. How ditching a car could save you thousands (Gen Y Planning). This […]

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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). […]

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Profitable Ideas: Simplifying For Your Kids’ Sake, Why Pinterest Isn’t In Your Best Interests, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why simplifying may protect our children’s mental health (No Sidebar). Less clutter equals less stress. Is Pinterest the enemy of your finances? (The Simple Dollar). One more example of how social media can be hazardous to your financial […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

In a recent post, I provided some guidance as to who needs life insurance. If you determine that you need it, the next question is, “how much?” You’ll hear about various guidelines for answering that question, usually based on multiples of your salary. Some say you should carry life insurance with a death benefit equal […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Domino Effect of One Purchase, Whether to Buy Life Insurance for Your Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The Diderot Effect: Why we want things we don’t need and what to do about it (Medium). Really good insights about the domino effect one purchase can have. The Dow just hit 20,000, but half of America missed […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Facebook Can Hurt Your Finances, The Ministers of Minimalism, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why Facebook could ruin your retirement (USA TODAY). If we’re not careful, social media can take keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level. A big life change is more planning than magic (Sketch Guy – […]

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A Very Sudden Change of Plans

Last spring, my good friend, Mark, was experiencing back pain so intense that he decided to do something radical: He went to a doctor. He thought it might be a badly pulled muscle, or possibly kidney stones. At first, his doctor suspected kidney stones as well. Some tests brought far worse news: multiple myeloma. Bone […]

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