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Profitable Ideas: The Super Trait, Getting Wealthy and Staying Wealthy Require Two Different Skillsets, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Gratitude: the key to being satisfied (This Evergreen Home). If there were such a thing as a super trait, this would be it. 9 money principles I’d tell my 17-year-old self (Darius Foroux). Not a bad list. What would you add? Employers rethink need […]

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Honk if You Love Money

As I sat at a red light in our neighborhood last week, waiting to make a right-hand turn, my attention was focused on traffic coming from my left. As I waited, I committed a grievous sin. I didn’t notice that the oncoming drivers were slowing down because their light had turned red and mine had […]

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Profitable Ideas: 12 Simple Ways to Save Money, Physical Wallets Are So Yesterday, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. 12 simple ways to save money (Becoming Minimalist). Simple indeed, and effective. There’s more upside than downside for long-term investors (Sam Ro). It’s been a brutal years for investors, but every bear market in history has eventually turned into a bull market. These are […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your First Bear Market Rodeo is the Hardest, Everything Compounds, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Navigating the pain of your first bear market (A Wealth of Common Sense). Words of wisdom for all investors, but especially new investors. Everything compounds (Humble Dollar). One of the most important concepts in money management, and in life. Scams are showing up at […]

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Keeping a Steady Hand on the Wheel Under Changing Financial Conditions

The way we buy cars offers a great example of what I call “binge/purge” money management. For the auto industry, 2018 was a solid year. Some 17.3 million vehicles were sold, with SUVs and trucks leading the way. Auto industry writers, such as Jason Unrau, attributed the strong sales, in large part, to low gas […]

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Profitable Ideas: The “Overfinancialized” Life, Fuel-Efficient Routing, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. The overfinancialization of everything (Young Money). Don’t go through life understanding the cost of everything but the value of nothing. Why watching decluttering videos feels so good (Wired). But how many videos will it take before we actually tackle the junk drawer? For every […]

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Profitable Ideas: Easing Your Money Worries, Teaching Kids an Invaluable Lesson, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Stop worrying about money (Living Well, Spending Less). Good, practical steps for getting to a better place with money. 4 lies our consumer society is telling you that you should reject right now (No Sidebar). Our culture speaks to us every day, often in […]

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Profitable Ideas: Rewriting Your Money Script, Becoming a Better Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to figure out your “money script” — and change the way you handle your finances (Money Ning). We all have conversations about money going on in our minds. Change the conversation and you could change your experience with money. The difference between busy and […]

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Choose Your Financial Role Models Well

The comparison game is hard to avoid. It’s been played for a long time, and lately it’s become even more challenging. “I think the difference today is the unending nature of knowing what ‘the Joneses’ do, given technology. Purchases, vacations, educations are all broadcast via social media and other means.” That’s Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Founder […]

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