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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: Keeping Money Secrets, Unequal Inheritances, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 51% of millennials are keeping a major money secret from their partner: here’s what they’re hiding (CNBC). The ideal? Full financial disclosure before marriage, ongoing financial transparency after marriage. Should I pay off debt, save money, or invest? (Clark Howard). The […]

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Profitable Ideas: Inside the World of Influencer Marketing, How to Pay Less for College, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Ultra-fast fashion is eating the world (The Atlantic). An eye-opening look at the world of influencer marketing. Americans take to ‘buy now, pay later’ shopping during pandemic, but can they afford it? (Reuters). Such plans have blossomed during the lockdown when […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Boring Way to Build Wealth, Great Advice for Young Investors, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Bored, lonely, and confused: why it’s okay to feel lousy while investing (Morningstar). Despite recent appearances, Wall Street isn’t a casino and true investing isn’t gambling. How the stock market works (A Wealth of Common Sense). In an investing world that […]

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Profitable Ideas: You Must Be Present to Win, The Benefits of a “Buy Nothing” Group, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The price of admission (Compound Advisors). To invest, you have to make peace with volatility. You must be present to win. Don’t overdo it (Humble Dollar). Frugality — too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Becoming a […]

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Profitable Ideas: This Might Get You Audited, Building Wealth the Boring Way, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 22 IRS audit red flags (Kiplinger). It’s always struck me as odd that people who give especially generously are more likely to be audited. Rationality in investing (Retirement Field Guide). Taking a long-term perspective will be better for your portfolio, and […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Spending, Setting Goals in the Midst of a Pandemic, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to spend your money for maximum happiness (Popular Science). The latest on what science tells us about the money/happiness connection. Here are creative ways to teach your kids about charity (CNBC). Good ideas for cultivating hearts of generosity in our […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Free Isn’t So Good, Keeping Money In Its Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is Robinhood good for investors? (The Irrelevant Investor). The trading platform has certainly spurred a lot of debate. Personally, I love commission-free trading and have benefited from fractional share trading (via Fidelity). The problem, it seems, is that these benefits have […]

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