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Profitable Ideas: Whether Your College Kid Needs a Credit Card, The Market Will Crash, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Can your college kid handle a credit card? (Independent Advisors). Be sure to teach them the rules of the road for wise credit card use. My biggest FI demon — status anxiety (Monevator). Great article that expresses what so many of […]

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Shoring Up Your Walls of Protection

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. – Proverbs 22:3 With Hurricane Dorian churning in the Atlantic, I’ve been praying for loved ones who may be in its path, and I’ve been thinking about our homeowner’s insurance coverage. I still get a feeling of dread […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Company You Keep, Insuring Against a Disaster, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Frugal friends: 4 ways your inner circle influences your finances (Money Ning). How much you spend has much to do with the company you keep. Easy home improvements for under $100 (Real Simple). Not sure about “easy,” but if you’re handy […]

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Profitable Ideas: When a Sale Costs More, New Thinking on the Happiness/Success Equation, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Who doesn’t love sales? There’s just one problem: they lead us to make dumb choices (Ideas.TED). Unfortunately, many of us have trouble determining how much something is really worth. Marketers know that, and love that. Tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes: What does […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Financial Habits You Inherited, Becoming a 401(k) Millionaire, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Want a good lesson in financial planning? Study how well your parents did or didn’t do (Pete the Planner). Identifying how your parents continue to influence your financial beliefs and behaviors is the first step toward deciding whether you want to […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Fifth-Grade Philanthropist, Closing the Bank of Mom and Dad, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. A 5th grader’s boredom while visiting her mom’s job led to $70,000 for the elderly in need (CNN). Inspiring story about the good that a young child can do. Discipline equals freedom: The difference between deprivation and depriving yourself (Get […]

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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says very few Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) developed an eight-question survey that was taken by a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health Pulse. Its results […]

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Profitable Ideas: Wealth is What You Don’t See, Cell Phone Cybertheft Protection, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wealth is what you don’t see (Fervent Finance). This is one of the main messages from my favorite secular personal finance book, The Millionaire Next Door. Not so simple living (Becoming Minimalist). It’s interesting what gets uncovered when you get rid of […]

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Profitable Ideas: Working Smarter, Surprising Ways Your Credit Worthiness is Determined, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Smarter, not harder: How to succeed at work (Farnam Street). Eliminate the unnecessary, which probably accounts for a shockingly large portion of each day. The wisdom of frugality: Why simple living is supposed to improve us (The Simple Dollar). Simple, frugal living […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Cost of ‘Ethical Clothing,’ How to ‘Frame’ Spending Choices, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here are 11 reasons we have an umbrella liability insurance policy (My Money Blog). It’s a lot of coverage for a relatively small cost. Do you have a policy? Is ethical clothing expensive? (Moral Fibres). Would you be willing to pay more […]

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