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Profitable Ideas: The Financial Habits You Inherited, Stealing Graceland, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The money habits I learned from my parents—for better or worse (Wall Street Journal). “You may want to invest and spend wisely, but these unconscious, ingrained tendencies can create financial problems down the road.” How to visit colleges (The College Financial Lady). If you’re checking out […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Touches Everything, The Science of Vacationing Well, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Money pervades everything (The Guardian). “Arguments about money are rarely about money.” The dos and don’ts of lending money (NPR). When friends or family ask for financial help, beware the many landmines.  Stocks up, gold down in Americans’ best investment ratings (Gallup). Stocks are […]

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Profitable Ideas: College Decision Time, The Most Important Concept in Finance, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 9 ways to help your teen with the college decision (US News). A good guide for what can be a gut-wrenching decision. Financial flexibility (The Best Interest). Don’t paint yourself into a corner. Facing mortality, more Americans wrote wills during the pandemic. Now, they’re […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Art of Slowing Down, Making Money a Blessing in Your Marriage, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 7 simple steps to embrace slow living through minimalism (No Sidebar). I link to so many articles about slowing down and simplifying because I want to do those things! How about you? How your college major affects whether you have enough money for retirement […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Kids in a Consumerist World, How to Talk Money With Your Spouse, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Your new $3,000 couch might be garbage in three years. This is why. (Wall Street Journal). Planned obsolescence is everywhere these days. How to raise kids in a consumerist world (Becoming Minimalist). Good ideas for helping our kids live in the world without becoming […]

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Profitable Ideas: Why We Buy, Virtual Credit Cards, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Why we buy: the role of comparison in our spending choices (Becoming Minimalist). “Social indifference” is a good goal — actively not caring how other people are spending money (I didn’t say it would be easy!). Virtual credit cards: what are they and should […]

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Profitable Ideas: Financial Regrets, Money is Messy, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Survey: 74% of Americans have a financial regret, most frequently not saving for retirement early enough (Bankrate). If we could better envision our future selves, we would probably save more—and eat better, and get more exercise, and… Am I being tricked into overtipping when […]

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