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Profitable Ideas: What to Ask Before You Spend, Money Lessons Schools Don’t Teach, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Consider what you gain before spending your hard earned money (Money Ning). Have any somewhat substantial purchases on your radar screen? Ask these questions first. Embrace fate before it embraces you (A Teachable Moment). Life is short. Make your decisions — […]

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It’s Amazing What You Can Get Just By Asking

Everyone has heard the advice, “It doesn’t hurt to ask.” But my experience has been far better than that. Time and time again, I’ve seen that it often pays to ask. Just by asking, I’ve gotten fees waived, better tables at restaurants, lower prices on newspaper subscriptions, an iPhone 6 for $1 (back when iPhone […]

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Profitable Ideas: Whether Roth is Better Than Regular, Teaching Kids to Work With Grit and Grace, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Roth 401(k) vs. 401(k): Which is the better option? (Of Dollars and Data). The answer might surprise you. Open a Roth IRA for your child (Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row). I like this author’s “or worse” point in the […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Investing Becomes Gambling, The Ripple Effect of Each Purchase, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Some things about the markets that will never change (A Wealth of Common Sense). This year’s crazy market has attracted lots of people who are more interested in gambling than investing. What could go wrong? Lasting changes COVID could make make […]

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