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Profitable Ideas: Raising Savers, Storm-Prepping Your Biggest Investment, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to talk to your kids about saving (The Everyday Advisor). First, figure out if you’re dealing with a natural saver or a natural spender. Three things that stop us talking about money worries (The Evidence-Based Investor). Maybe we just need to make the […]

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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 Market as Terrordome, More Costly Than a Fender Bender, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Welcome to the terrordome (A Teachable Moment). If the stock market has you worried, it may be best to face your fears head-on.  A single traffic violation can cost you hundreds of dollars in car insurance (CNBC). The only thing that’ll hike your rates […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lessons From a 500-Year-Old Saint, Investing Has Been Forever Changed, and More

Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web. What a 500-year-old saint taught me about money (Incognito Money Scribe). The “financial examen” — a wonderful idea for cultivating a more thoughtful, intentional financial life. The value of a college degree (Get Rich Slowly). “A student’s choice of program is perhaps the most […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

In a previous 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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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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Profitable Ideas: Hope in the Midst of Money Fails, Social Media is Now Social Commerce, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Is there any hope for my money fails? (The Gospel Coalition). A biblical perspective on learning from mistakes and moving forward. Cooling off (Humble Dollar). Investors climb the wall of worry. How to eliminate your money regrets (A Teachable Moment). It’s better […]

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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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