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Profitable Ideas: When The Biggest Risk is Playing it Too Safe, A Better Way to Sell Your Extra Stuff, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millennials’ fear of stocks could cost them $3.3 million (USA TODAY). Especially when you’re young, the riskiest thing you can do with your investments is to play it too safe. If you need some ideas for getting started […]

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Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow. The […]

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Best Financial Advice

Over the years, I’ve asked readers to share some of the best financial advice they’ve ever received. Here are some of their answers. Bob said that during a pre-marriage class he and his then fiancé attended, the teacher suggested using pay raises to build an initial savings account. In Bob’s words, “I can remember how […]

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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). […]

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Profitable Ideas: Products That Never Need to Be Replaced, Spending Smart Online, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things you only need to buy once in your lifetime (Business Insider). Paying more to buy a quality product can save money in the long run. Teenagers everywhere don’t understand money (Bloomberg). The article contains a link […]

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