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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: 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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Profitable Ideas: When The Biggest Risk is Playing it Too Safe, A Better Way to Sell Your Extra Stuff, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millennials’ fear of stocks could cost them $3.3 million (USA TODAY). Especially when you’re young, the riskiest thing you can do with your investments is to play it too safe. If you need some ideas for getting started […]

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Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow. The […]

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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: Online Shopping Costs More Than You Think, Looking for Travel Bargains in All the Wrong Places, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How online shopping makes suckers of us all (The Atlantic). Online retailing is driven by very sophisticated science, and you are at the center of constant experiments. Cash is king no more (NY Times). Philosophical musings on our […]

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