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Fuzzy Math: What Constitutes a ‘Deal’?

Imagine you’re in a store thinking about buying a calculator that normally sells for $15 when a salesperson informs you the company’s other store, located 20 minutes away, has the same calculator available with a $5 discount. Would you make the drive? Now imagine the same situation with one exception: the calculator you’re considering normally […]

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Profitable Ideas: Defining “Rich,” Fail-Proofing Your Budget, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Are you rich? How the wealthy are defined (US News). How would you answer that question? Retailers use psychology to influence your buying decisions, here’s how (World Economic Forum). What percentage of your typical grocery run do you think consists of impulse buys? 5 […]

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Profitable Ideas: Frugality and Funny Conversations, How Good Financial Habits Form, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Only an eight (Humble Dollar). Frugal living and the odd conversations it fosters. Low expectations (Collaborative Fund). It’s something of a superpower, and it isn’t the same thing as pessimism.  How do financial habits form — and can they be changed? (The White Coat […]

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The Three Expenses You Have to Get Right

Financially, I’m all about sweating the small stuff. Even though I don’t like the word “frugal,”  if you followed me around for a week you might describe me that way. I bring my lunch to work almost every day, reuse plastic bags, and almost always order water in restaurants. However, I’m also all about sweating […]

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Profitable Ideas: Mega-Deals in the Metaverse, Words of Minimalist Wisdom, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Metaverse real estate sales top $500 million, and are projected to double this year (CNBC). This may sound like a scene from the distant future, but it’s happening now. Don’t expect rising interest rates to boost your savings account (Wall Street Journal). Why loans […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Market as Terrordome, More Costly Than a Fender Bender, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Welcome to the terrordome (A Teachable Moment). If the stock market has you worried, it may be best to face your fears head-on.  A single traffic violation can cost you hundreds of dollars in car insurance (CNBC). The only thing that’ll hike your rates […]

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