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Profitable Ideas: Whether to Invest in Cryptos, Thinking of Future You, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. What’s a better investment? Bitcoin or a Roth IRA? (Paul Merriman). One of the most reasonable articles I’ve read about cryptocurrency investing. Dollar cost averaging vs. lump sum: the definitive guide (Of Dollars and Data). The lump sum wins, if you can […]

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Profitable Ideas: In Pursuit of “Enough,” A Year of Focused Saving, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Why having “enough” feels so elusive (Rad Reads). No easy answers here, just a good question we would all do well to ask ourselves from time to time. How a post-college gap year set me up for a million-dollar retirement (Real Simple). […]

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Just ask. They Might Say Yes.

I am constantly amazed at what you can get just by asking. I’ve written before 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; I got more than the […]

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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: Identity Theft Comes For a Financial Author, When Renting Beats Buying, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. How identity thieves took my wife for a ride (NY Times). Even if you do everything right, you can get scammed. How much is your time worth? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Not everyone can afford to do this, but if you […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Financial Question on Most People’s Minds, Buying Happiness, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. How much should you have saved in your 30s? (A Wealth of Common Sense). “The entirety of personal finance can be drilled down to one question: Am I going to be OK?” Still paying for college at 65: a growing number of Americans […]

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Profitable Ideas: The High Cost of Giving Your Kids Too Much, The Best Use of Money, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Not everything gets easier (Liberty Wealth). Some good parenting advice related to the high cost of giving your kids too much. How much money do you need to make to buy a new car? (A Wealth of Common Sense). “Wealth is the […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Cost of “Free,” How to Raise Money-Wise Kids, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Low cost is better than free (Daniel Egan). “Free” appeals to our senses, but it usually comes with hidden costs. How to make up lost ground if you got a late start saving for retirement (A Wealth of Common Sense). It isn’t […]

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