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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: Managing Your Career While Working Remotely, The Financial Scripts You Live By, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to keep climbing the ladder while you work from home (NY Times). Working remotely and the challenge of staying visible. The 10 highest property taxes by state (Clark Howard). When we moved from Illinois to Kentucky in 2012, we felt […]

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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: The Happiest Uses of Money, The Risk of Playing it Too Safe, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Spend your money on these three things to increase happiness, according to science (Becoming Minimalist). Good reminders about some of the best uses of money. 5 ways to land a promotion (besides showing you’re a hard worker) (Fast Company). How to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hands Off Your Retirement Money, Stretching Your Income Through Minimalism, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Should you take a loan from your retirement savings account? These people wish they hadn’t (MarketWatch). It’s pretty easy to tap into your retirement savings early. Here’s why you shouldn’t. Are you suffering from imposter syndrome? (Visual Capitalist). This is a […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Live More Intentionally, The Truth About Airline Mileage Programs, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 6 thought-provoking questions to discover a more intentional life (in any area) (Becoming Minimalist). It has a lot to do with what you buy and how. Your home is not an investment (The Irrelevant Investor). But it probably is your single […]

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Profitable Ideas: An Investing Lesson From Sir Isaac Newton, “Frugal Hedonism,” and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Investors have been making the same mistake for 300 years (The Atlantic). Sir Isaac Newton was quite a scientist, but he made a legendary investment mistake that’s still all too common today. Leaving a legacy: why everyone needs an estate plan […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Pandemic-Inspired Great Financial Reminder, Running in Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Coronavirus makes emergency funds look like a great idea (Financial Planning). The pandemic is providing a good opportunity to shore up our financial habits and practices. Do you need to create or add to an emergency fund? Fractional shares expose Wall […]

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