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Profitable Ideas: Investing in Happiness, Financial Opposites Attract, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Avoiding unhappiness (Humble Dollar). If we could better envision our future self, we’d be more cautious in our use of debt. KidFinLit series: 10 children’s books that teach kids about saving money (Forbes). A fun way to help kids learn about money. ‘Young people […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Money Mindset Forms Early, The High Cost of Cheap Clothing, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Your money mindset forms by 7: and the gift keeps on giving (Kiplinger). Why it’s so important to teach kids about money from an early age. How to ask for a raise, without alienating your boss along the way (NY Times). These people should […]

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Profitable Ideas: Joint Accounts for the Win, Betting Against College Students, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Couples who combine finances are happier. So why don’t more do it? (Wall Street Journal). The culture has been trending toward separate accounts, but the research says joint accounts are better—financially and relationally. The gifts we give our kids (Finding Joy). Really good advice […]

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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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Are You Financially Healthy? Rate Yourself Using These 9 Qualifications

In 2016, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings quantified how many Americans have a healthy lifestyle. Can you guess what number it came up with? Less than three percent! In order to qualify, a person had to meet four criteria: Moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, a diet score […]

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How to Mess Up Your Marriage

Have you ever felt like a stranger living in a strange land? Like somehow you’ve woken up in a place where you don’t speak the language?  I felt that way while watching a morning news segment about financial infidelity. The host mentioned the results of a national survey in which: 71% of married Americans acknowledged […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Best Strategy for Two-Earner Households, Inside the Modern Marketer’s Playbook, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. 5 reasons dual-income families should live off one and bank the second (Money Ning). The best financial advice my wife and I got before getting married was to base our lifestyle on one income. 3 real estate lessons learned from our last investment property […]

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