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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: When Free Isn’t So Good, Keeping Money In Its Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is Robinhood good for investors? (The Irrelevant Investor). The trading platform has certainly spurred a lot of debate. Personally, I love commission-free trading and have benefited from fractional share trading (via Fidelity). The problem, it seems, is that these benefits have […]

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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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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Happiest Uses of Money, The Risk of Playing it Too Safe, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Spend your money on these three things to increase happiness, according to science (Becoming Minimalist). Good reminders about some of the best uses of money. 5 ways to land a promotion (besides showing you’re a hard worker) (Fast Company). How to […]

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