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The Happiest Uses of Money

If you want to know the secrets to happiness, you’ll find plenty of suggestions online. But there are quite a few serious studies on the topic as well, and one of the most authoritative is the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Some 80 years ago, the school started tracking and analyzing the lives of 724 […]

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How to Fight Fair About Money

Every healthy relationship involves conflict. In fact, psychologist John Gottman, who has spent more than 20 years studying what makes marriages last, believes that “fighting . . . can be one of the healthiest things a couple can do for their relationship.” In his book, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, which I highly recommend, Gottman […]

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Profitable Ideas: Life Lessons From “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Money and Friends, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Life lessons from The Pursuit of Happyness (All About Your Benjamins). This article made me want to see the movie again. Make versus buy — the key to effortless saving (City Frugal). Reminds me of the book, “Brave New World,” in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Pursuing Significance With Your Finances, The Right Time to Invest, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 3 strategies for pursuing significance with your finances (Crosswalk). Some great reminders about important aspects of money that can’t be seen on a spreadsheet.  How to choose between a traditional and a Roth IRA (Peter Lazaroff). Good advice for making a […]

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An Essential Formula For a Financially Healthy Marriage

Money is one of the prime sources of conflict in marriage. However, conflict avoidance isn’t the route to a happy marriage. In fact, John Gottman, a psychologist who has devoted over two decades to studying what makes for a healthy marriage, believes that “fighting—when it airs grievances and complaints—can be one of the healthiest things […]

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