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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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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds. How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment […]

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Profitable Ideas: Winning the Comparison Game, What’s Missing From Your Net Worth Statement, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The danger in comparing your financial progress to others (and what to do instead) (The Simple Dollar). No one is immune from the comparison game, but if you know how to play it right, some comparisons can be healthy. […]

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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Credit Freeze Will Only Get You So Far, The Human Decency Fund, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Here’s why a credit freeze won’t protect your identity completely (US News). Freezing your credit is a good idea, but there are other steps you should take as well. A guide to choosing your company benefits during open […]

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Profitable Ideas: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are, Minimizing Losses During The Next Bear Market, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What do you value? (Live Wealthy Now). Aligning your use of money with what’s most important to you is the most satisfying way to use money. Income alpha (A Wealth of Common Sense). Making your most valuable asset […]

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