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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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How NOT to Invest

I overheard a conversation about investing recently that made me a little crazy. I heard several perspectives that I completely disagreed with, ways of approaching investing that I think can be far more harmful to a person’s portfolio and peace of mind than helpful. Since I didn’t feel like I could insert myself into the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Touches Everything, The Science of Vacationing Well, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Money pervades everything (The Guardian). “Arguments about money are rarely about money.” The dos and don’ts of lending money (NPR). When friends or family ask for financial help, beware the many landmines.  Stocks up, gold down in Americans’ best investment ratings (Gallup). Stocks are […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Financial Finish Line, Christians and Sports Betting, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The prosperity paradox (Becoming Minimalist). Where’s your financial finish line? Americans think they need almost $1.5 million to retire. Experts say to focus on another number instead (CNBC). Fortunately, it’s a number you have a lot more control over. Insurers are spying on your […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money-Saving Habits, Overcoming Your Fear of Investing, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 10 little shopping habits to help you save money (No Sidebar). I especially like the sixth suggestion. Why you’re scared of investing (and how to overcome it) (Darius Foroux). To be sure, investing can bring fear. Here are some steps to help keep it […]

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Profitable Ideas: More Money in Your Paycheck, Uncommon Advice on Choosing a College, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. You may see more money in your paycheck this month. Here’s why (CNN). Revised tax brackets may mean you’ll owe Uncle Sam a bit less. Cell phones in school: a conversation starter (Screenagers). This site is worth following for help managing screen time in […]

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Profitable Ideas: The No-Cost Lifestyle Upgrade, The Gift of Money, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How to upgrade your lifestyle without spending an extra penny (Becoming Minimalist). Quality over quantity is a path to a better experience with money. Financial gift ideas for any age (Wall Street Journal). It always fits, and it’s always the right color. Technology in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Set It and Forget It No More, Generosity Done Right, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Your ‘set it and forget it’ 401(k) made you rich. No more. (Wall Street Journal). The Journal’s advice? Lower your expectations. Hmm. Baby boomers are aging. Their kids aren’t ready (Vox). How are your parents doing? And what’s your plan for when they aren’t […]

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