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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: When to Get Your Kids a Phone, Virtues of Virtual Wallets, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. 8 reasons we have delayed (even further) getting our daughters phones (Eric Geiger). “When they get a phone, everything changes.” No such thing as enough money (Incognito Money Scribe). A beautiful post that puts much into perspective. Women may be better investors […]

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How’s Your Financial Health?

There’s a new report out that says a growing but still small number of Americans are financially healthy. Working with researchers at the University of Southern California, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) administers an annual eight-question survey among a representative sample of U.S. adults, leading to what it calls the U.S. Financial Health […]

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Profitable Ideas: Great Resignation Accelerates, Minimalism and a Meaningful Life, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. The great resignation is accelerating (The Atlantic). The pandemic has upended the world of work. Will it ever be the same? What’s a college degree worth? (Chronicle of Higher Education). It’s a very complicated question with a wide variety of answers.  Don’t […]

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Profitable Ideas: Robinhood is Coming for College Kids, The Psychology of Saving, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Robinhood hits campus, where credit card companies fear to tread (NY Times). How well does the college student in your life understand investing? If not very well, that free t-shirt may come at quite a cost. God doesn’t need your good works […]

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How Successful Investors Talk, or Not

I had conversations with two investors recently that were very telling. The first conversation was with a guy in his 40s who invests his own money—for a living. That’s what he does. It’s how he provides for his family. It’s very unusual, and probably conjures up images of a day-trader, someone trying to sell positions […]

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An Investor’s Got to Know His (or Her) Limitations

Fear finally caused me to stop. I was in Colorado, reconnecting with some long-time friends, one of whom is an experienced mountain climber. He had slowly driven us up a perilous-looking, narrow and rocky path cut along the side of a mountain. There were no guardrails to protect us from the sheer drop-off. Bouncing around […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hope in the Midst of Money Fails, Social Media is Now Social Commerce, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Is there any hope for my money fails? (The Gospel Coalition). A biblical perspective on learning from mistakes and moving forward. Cooling off (Humble Dollar). Investors climb the wall of worry. How to eliminate your money regrets (A Teachable Moment). It’s better […]

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Profitable Ideas: Magic Beans, Selling a Sense of Groundedness, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Magic beans (The Reformed Broker). Who are you listening to for investment advice? I no longer want to shop (NY Times). How some time away from the mall changed this writer’s perspective on shopping. How has the pandemic changed your financial habits? […]

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Profitable Ideas: Help Really Wanted, The Give-and-Take Tax Credit, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. $30,000 signing bonuses, childcare help: what companies are doing to attract workers (CNN). It’s a job-hunter’s market. How the stock market works (A Wealth of Common Sense). A few things everyone should know about investing. Designed for significance (Becoming Minimalist). “Our lives […]

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