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Profitable Ideas: Pursuing “Enoughness,”  TikTok’s 15/3 Rule, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Why success doesn’t lead to satisfaction (Harvard Business Review). Are you operating with faulty measures of “enoughness”? The invisible costs of homeownership (The Joint Account). The cost of a home goes well beyond the purchase price. Parents, please turn off your phones (Institute for […]

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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: Happy Money, A Lifestyle of Generosity, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How much happiness can your salary buy? Researchers can’t agree (Wall Street Journal). “Money matters for happiness, but not enormously.” “No-buy pledge” catches on with TikTokers. Here’s what to know and how to start (CBS Money Watch). It’s a great way to become more […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Touches Everything, The Science of Vacationing Well, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Money pervades everything (The Guardian). “Arguments about money are rarely about money.” The dos and don’ts of lending money (NPR). When friends or family ask for financial help, beware the many landmines.  Stocks up, gold down in Americans’ best investment ratings (Gallup). Stocks are […]

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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: College Decision Time, The Most Important Concept in Finance, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 9 ways to help your teen with the college decision (US News). A good guide for what can be a gut-wrenching decision. Financial flexibility (The Best Interest). Don’t paint yourself into a corner. Facing mortality, more Americans wrote wills during the pandemic. Now, they’re […]

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