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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: Overcoming the Single Greatest Financial Fear, 3 Ways to Keep Identity Thieves at Bay, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is Americans’ greatest financial fear (USA TODAY). Do YOU share this concern? If so, get in the habit of paying yourself second. Yes, second. 3 sneaky ways identity thieves can access your data (Time). Recovering from an […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up. The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From […]

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Profitable Ideas: Lessons From a 200-Day Spending Fast, Focused Career Success, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I went 200 days without buying anything new and learned how toxic our need for possessions is (Quartz). How going without reveals how much is truly needed. Things I’m pretty sure about (Motley Fool). Great insights about money […]

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How To Help Your Kids Pay For College

Everyone knows that the cost of college has gotten out of hand. Few people seem to know what to do about it. According to a survey by money management firm Edward Jones, almost 75% of Americans are not familiar with the primary tax-advantaged investment tool designed to help people save for college—a 529 plan. Here’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Financial Force Like No Other, Cars That Cost the Least to Maintain, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The most powerful force in the universe (A Teachable Moment). The math behind the adage, “Time in the market is much more important than timing the market.” One secret to cutting spending (Sketch Guy – a NY Times […]

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Profitable Ideas: Most Common Financial Regrets, Getting Better at the Game of Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Most Americans have financial regrets, particularly about saving (Bankrate.com). You can avoid this regret by getting in the game with saving and investing. Five pro tips to nail an interview and land your dream job (Fast Company). The […]

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Profitable Ideas: Avoiding Older People’s Greatest Fear, Next-Level Financial Stewardship, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Older people fear this more than death (MarketWatch). You can avoid this fate by starting to invest as young as possible. But read the next article. Cash investments for money you won’t need for 10 years? Ah, no. […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Shopper’s Manifesto, When to Make Big Money Moves, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion (Quartz). Really good article. If you’re interested in learning more about the downside to the mass fashion industry, I highly recommend watching the documentary […]

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Profitable Ideas: Why You Have to Invest, Invisible Influence, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. You have to invest (A Wealth of Common Sense). If you listen to the fear-mongers, there’s always a reason ­not to invest. But with a proper, long-term perspective, “now” is pretty much always a good time to invest. […]

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