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Getting Started With Investing
For help determining how much you may need for your retirement, figuring out your optimal asset allocation, adopting the best process for choosing investments, and choosing among your IRA and 401(K) options, read The Essentials of Investing. For college funding, read How to Help Your Kids Pay for College.

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Profitable Ideas: Jumpstart Your Savings, What to Make of Bitcoin, and More

A weekly roundup of articles that’ll help you manage money well. Jumpstart your savings goals now (Living Well Spending Less). Really good advice to get the new year started well. How to buy low this Christmas season (and always) (Sound Mind Investing). You know about retailer price matching, but did you know your credit card may be […]

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Profitable Ideas: Winning the Comparison Game, What’s Missing From Your Net Worth Statement, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The danger in comparing your financial progress to others (and what to do instead) (The Simple Dollar). No one is immune from the comparison game, but if you know how to play it right, some comparisons can be healthy. […]

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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: Automated Retirement Plan Watch-Outs, The Liberation of Limits, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 ways to get the most from your employer’s automated retirement plan (Wise Bread). Don’t automatically assume that the default settings are best. Why surge prices make us so mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel winner know (The […]

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Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, Minimizing Losses During The Next Bear Market, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What do you value? (Live Wealthy Now). Aligning your use of money with what’s most important to you is the most satisfying way to use money. Income alpha (A Wealth of Common Sense). Making your most valuable asset […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Profit of Decluttering, Preparing for the End (of the Bull Market), and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How I made $2,145 last month by decluttering (SeedTime). What’s the value of all the unused stuff you have sitting around in your garage or basement? Preparing kids for financial responsibility in college (Ron Blue Institute). The importance […]

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Profitable Ideas: Ruled By Technology, Avoiding a Debit Card Nightmare, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention (TED). Technology rules our lives — probably more than we realize. Sitting near a high-performer can make you better at your job (CNBC). Choose your cubicle carefully. The […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Buy Happiness, Downsizing Your Home To Upsize Your Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Yes, you can buy happiness… if you spend it to save time (USA TODAY). The frugalistas say convenience costs too much, but maybe they’re missing part of the picture. Amazon uses ‘surge pricing,’ just like Uber (CBS Money […]

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