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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: 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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Profitable Ideas: Essential Travel Hacks, The Best and Toughest Way to Teach Kids About Cash, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Planning a summer escape? 23 ways to get away as a family without breaking the bank (Financial Post). Travel tips from travel pros. A finance exec says the best way to teach your kids about money is also […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing the Will to Succeed, Getting a Clue on Credit Scores, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to use a teacher’s lesson plan to manage your money (A Teachable Moment). Many of the same principles that go into a well-run classroom apply to a well-designed financial plan. 10 things not enough kids know before […]

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Profitable Ideas: No Regrets, No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ About Money, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millions of Americans regret not saving for retirement earlier (Yahoo Finance). Learn from older Americans and avoid their number one financial regret. One smart thing you can do for your retirement today (Wise Bread). Need an action step […]

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Profitable Ideas: Biased Against Your Own Success, 100 Money-Saving Ideas, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How Americans blow $1.7 trillion in retirement savings (Bloomberg). If you could just eliminate two behavioral biases… Why you need to write a will — even if you aren’t Prince (MarketWatch). You also need power of attorney documents […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Simple Living Goes Too Far, Why You Need The Least Cool Social Media Tool, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Minimalists: Don’t give away the store (Donna Freedman). The book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has made de-cluttering all the rage. But as this well-written post explains, getting rid of stuff can go too far. Circulation: a […]

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