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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: You Must Be Present to Win, The Benefits of a “Buy Nothing” Group, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The price of admission (Compound Advisors). To invest, you have to make peace with volatility. You must be present to win. Don’t overdo it (Humble Dollar). Frugality — too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Becoming a […]

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Profitable Ideas: This Might Get You Audited, Building Wealth the Boring Way, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 22 IRS audit red flags (Kiplinger). It’s always struck me as odd that people who give especially generously are more likely to be audited. Rationality in investing (Retirement Field Guide). Taking a long-term perspective will be better for your portfolio, and […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Spending, Setting Goals in the Midst of a Pandemic, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to spend your money for maximum happiness (Popular Science). The latest on what science tells us about the money/happiness connection. Here are creative ways to teach your kids about charity (CNBC). Good ideas for cultivating hearts of generosity in our […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Free Isn’t So Good, Keeping Money In Its Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is Robinhood good for investors? (The Irrelevant Investor). The trading platform has certainly spurred a lot of debate. Personally, I love commission-free trading and have benefited from fractional share trading (via Fidelity). The problem, it seems, is that these benefits have […]

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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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