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Profitable Ideas: Getting Amazon’s Prices Wherever You Shop, Money Rules, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 10 big chain stores that will secretly match Amazon’s low prices (Money). Want the item today? You might be surprise at which stores will match Amazon’s prices. Paying off student loans faster: A how-to guide (Magnify Money). The pros, some cons, and […]

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Profitable Ideas: Wealth is What You Don’t See, Cell Phone Cybertheft Protection, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wealth is what you don’t see (Fervent Finance). This is one of the main messages from my favorite secular personal finance book, The Millionaire Next Door. Not so simple living (Becoming Minimalist). It’s interesting what gets uncovered when you get rid of […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Stock Market’s Amazing Upward Trajectory, The Money/Loneliness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why do stocks generally go up over time? (A Wealth of Common Sense). One of today’s best investing writers on some important truths about the stock market. For those with the right mindset, it offers one of the best opportunities for […]

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Profitable Ideas: Making a Prime Membership Pay Off, You Need a ‘Near-Cation,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how to get an $800 value out of your $119 Amazon Prime account (CBS Money Watch). We’ve been Prime holdouts, so I’d really like to know: Are you a Prime member? If so, what have you done to make sure […]

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Just ask. They Might Say Yes.

I am constantly amazed at what you can get just by asking. At the beginning of last year, I wrote about an experience we had with our van. It needed a costly repair that seemed to be due to a manufacturing defect. Just by asking, I got not just the amount of the repair reimbursed; […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Cost of ‘Ethical Clothing,’ How to ‘Frame’ Spending Choices, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here are 11 reasons we have an umbrella liability insurance policy (My Money Blog). It’s a lot of coverage for a relatively small cost. Do you have a policy? Is ethical clothing expensive? (Moral Fibres). Would you be willing to pay more […]

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How Much Should I Spend on a House?

Of all the spending decisions you make, housing is the most important one. It’s probably your biggest expense, so it’s essential to get it right. Doing so is one of the most important keys to being able to live generously, save and invest adequately, and live with financial margin and peace of mind. How Much of a […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keep Your Kids Safe From ID Theft, 10 Financial Fixes, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 1 million kids suffer ID theft, so parents beware (CBS Money Watch). Checking to see if your children even have credit reports isn’t easy, but it’s important. Peer-to-peer payments carry risks (Chicago Tribune). With P2P apps, the rules are different, and so […]

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