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Profitable Ideas: Your Brain is Not Your Financial Friend, The Mobile Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Your behavioral biases could be causing you more financial harm than you realize (CNBC). In many ways, our brains seem to be wired to steer us off course. Your 401(k) isn’t free. Here’s how to figure out how much you’re paying in […]

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The Power of Clarity

Are you trying to make a positive change in your finances or some other area of your life? How clear are you about the change you’re trying to make? As Chip and Dan Heath researched Switch, their helpful book about what it takes to truly change something about our lives, they discovered several surprises. This […]

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Profitable Ideas: Habits That Won’t Fail, Two Rules For Building Wealth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 5 common mistakes that cause new habits to fail (James Clear). Good insights for anyone with new goals for the new year. Two simple rules for building wealth (A Teachable Moment). “Simple beats complex in investing and life.” Those messy humans […]

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Profitable Ideas: Financial Happiness In a Tough Season, What You Give Up For a Coupon, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. All the happiness money can buy in the winter of Covid-19 (MSN). With our freedom to do stuff still very restricted, some good reminders about the most satisfying uses of money. Kristina Ellis won $500,000 in scholarships and graduated without student […]

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Profitable Ideas: Teenagers Saving For Retirement, Your Digital Estate Plan, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Meet the teens saving for retirement (Money). Some very wise young people understand that time is one of their most valuable assets. See also What if your kids had their retirement funded before they finish high school?   Don’t fear the […]

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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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Profitable Ideas: Which Colleges to Apply to, How Biased Thinking Can Mess With Your Money, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. This is the strategy high school seniors and their parents should adopt with college applications (MarketWatch). A new way of thinking about which colleges to put on your list. What’s the difference between minimalism and frugality? (The Simple Dollar). Both have […]

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