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Profitable Ideas: Cars That Last, Why It Matters Who Made Your Clothes, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Should you buy Bitcoin? Ask a different question first (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Are you winging it with your investments or do you have a plan? Here’s to doing what matters — a manifesto (Coach Carson). An interesting way to find motivation by visualizing the […]

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Profitable Ideas: Proven Paths Out of Debt, Two Incomes Aren’t Always Better Than One, and More

Some of the better articles I found on my last trip through the financial cyberspace. 7 research-proven strategies that can help you finally get out of debt (Magnify Money). These ideas have been put to the test. Tax reform is here: What it means for your taxes (US News). Use the new parameters to estimate your 2018 […]

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Profitable Ideas: Jumpstart Your Savings, What to Make of Bitcoin, and More

A weekly roundup of articles that’ll help you manage money well. Jumpstart your savings goals now (Living Well Spending Less). Really good advice to get the new year started well. How to buy low this Christmas season (and always) (Sound Mind Investing). You know about retailer price matching, but did you know your credit card may be […]

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Profitable Ideas: Alexa is Hazardous to Your Wealth, Rethinking Your Gift List, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Amazon Alexa users buy more stuff, study shows (CNBC). Surprise, surprise. The easier marketers make it for us to spend, the more we spend. The remarkable early years of Warren Buffett (Value Walk). Fascinating look at his early work ethic […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Gratitude, Getting the Best Price Possible, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Five ways to raise a grateful child (Greater Good). Gratitude fosters contentment, and contentment is an important key to managing money well. Medi-Share review (ESI Money). Do you use a healthcare-sharing ministry? If so, which one and what’s been your […]

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How Healthy Is Your Financial Environment?

I’m sure it isn’t news to you that there’s a global epidemic of obesity. Or that out of 195 countries, the problem is growing fastest in the U.S. What’s to blame? In part, it’s our “food environment,” according to Andy Bellatti, cofounder of Dieticians for Professional Integrity. “Unhealthy foods are cheaper and they’re everywhere,” he […]

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Profitable Ideas: Skip The Toy Store, The Treasure Decision, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 alternative gift ideas that don’t come from a toy store (Magnify Money). Good ideas for gifts that will be greatly valued while subtly instilling the values of what matters most. A lazy person’s guide to happiness (The Atlantic). Lessons […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Number That Matters Most, Preparing for the Next Bear, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Number one number (Humble Dollar). There’s wisdom in maintaining a healthy hatred of recurring bills and being ruthless about keeping them under control. To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own (The Guardian). The […]

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The Priceless Joy of a Little Impracticality

In our household, I’m the chief of the sleep police. I want our kids waking up in the morning rested and ready for their day. But this past Monday night, my 11-year-old was up past midnight, and it’s all my fault. Stranger still, if I had the chance to do things differently, I wouldn’t change […]

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