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Profitable Ideas: Buy Slowly, Jesus’ ‘Terrible’ Financial Advice, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Reconsidering the merits of slow acquisition (Becoming Minimalist). They lived within their means and bought things when needed. Crazy, right? Teaching kids to save, not hoard (Ron Blue Insitute). The importance of moving beyond tactical teaching to uncover […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Profit of Decluttering, Preparing for the End (of the Bull Market), and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How I made $2,145 last month by decluttering (SeedTime). What’s the value of all the unused stuff you have sitting around in your garage or basement? Preparing kids for financial responsibility in college (Ron Blue Institute). The importance […]

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The Real Cost of Cars

Okay, so you’ve made all the right moves in planning your next car purchase. You’ve kept your current car at least 10 years—preferably 15. You’ve come up with two or three viable options of cars that don’t just look good, they also get good gas mileage and have good safety ratings. You’ve done some comparison-shopping […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Buy Happiness, Downsizing Your Home To Upsize Your Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Yes, you can buy happiness… if you spend it to save time (USA TODAY). The frugalistas say convenience costs too much, but maybe they’re missing part of the picture. Amazon uses ‘surge pricing,’ just like Uber (CBS Money […]

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Profitable Ideas: When The Biggest Risk is Playing it Too Safe, A Better Way to Sell Your Extra Stuff, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millennials’ fear of stocks could cost them $3.3 million (USA TODAY). Especially when you’re young, the riskiest thing you can do with your investments is to play it too safe. If you need some ideas for getting started […]

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Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow. The […]

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Best Financial Advice

Over the years, I’ve asked readers to share some of the best financial advice they’ve ever received. Here are some of their answers. Bob said that during a pre-marriage class he and his then fiancé attended, the teacher suggested using pay raises to build an initial savings account. In Bob’s words, “I can remember how […]

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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). […]

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