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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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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up. The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From […]

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Profitable Ideas: Put Your Finances to the Test, The High Cost of a College Victory Lap, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Do you pass the financial stress test? (Bloomberg). Take a 20-question quiz to find out. The psychology of buying and selling a house (Wall Street Journal). A home is one of the most expensive purchases most of us […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing the Will to Succeed, Getting a Clue on Credit Scores, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to use a teacher’s lesson plan to manage your money (A Teachable Moment). Many of the same principles that go into a well-run classroom apply to a well-designed financial plan. 10 things not enough kids know before […]

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Shoring Up Your Walls of Protection

I still get a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach every time there’s a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning in our area. It’s been that way ever since the summer of 2010 when we were living in the Chicago area and experienced one of the worst storms our community had ever seen. […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Most Powerful Personal Finance Tool, Taking Frugality Too Far, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I used an app to set up my first-ever budget and it changed the way I look at money (Business Insider). Nice first-person account of the benefits of using the most powerful personal finance tool available. Do you […]

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Does Permanent Life Insurance Ever Make Sense?

In recent weeks, I’ve written articles designed to help you figure out whether you need life insurance, and if so, how much.  Once you’ve taken those steps, the next decision will be whether to go with term or permanent insurance. What’s the Difference Between Term and Permanent Life Insurance? Term life insurance. Term life insurance […]

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