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Profitable Ideas: This is Your Brain on Stuff, The End of Credit Cards, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Everything you can’t have (Collaborative Fund). “Your brain doesn’t want stuff. It doesn’t even want new stuff. It wants to engage in the process and anticipation of getting new stuff.” The vehicles we choose to drive (Becoming Minimalist). Come for the Harvey Mackay quote, then stick […]

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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: Investing Time Well, The Hidden Cost of Cheap TVs, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Don’t just spend your time—invest it (Wall Street Journal). After all, it’s your most valuable asset. Distractions: understanding the biggest productivity killer (Lifehack). Pro tip: turn off 80-100% of notifications. Read also, Bob Goff on a less distracted life (Relevant Magazine). The hidden cost […]

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Profitable Ideas: Leaving Your Heirs More Than Money, Who’s Influencing Your Investments, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to use tech to create an ethical will (Wired). Filling in the gaps left by a traditional will. How should your children inherit? 4 scenarios where ‘equal’ is not appropriate (Kiplinger). This is a tough issue for a lot of parents, but it’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: Curbing Your Enthusiasm (to Spend), Raising Less Materialistic Kids, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Got the urge to splurge? 4 steps to overcome your overspending habit (Morningstar). Good tips, especially as we head into the Christmas gift-buying season. Why problem gamblers are suddenly emerging from the fantasy football generation (The Grid). Gambling problems start early. Distractions (Spilled Coffee). […]

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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: The Bible on FIRE, Spending in the Time of Covid, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Is financial independence biblical? (ArtRainer.com). The FIRE movement is growing in popularity, but has anyone stopped to consider it from a biblical perspective? Let adult children fend for themselves? That’s outdated in today’s economy. (Washington Post). I can’t say that I agree with this […]

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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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