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Profitable Ideas: How the Election Will Impact Your Investments, Estate Planning Documents College Kids Need, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Presidential elections don’t matter (for investments) (Morningstar). Your portfolio is apolitical. Our productivity is limited, but God’s is not (Made to Flourish — h/t to Art Rainer). How faith can bring order into our distracted, online worlds. Two estate-planning documents clients […]

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Profitable Ideas: Ben Franklin on Money, Bill Gates on Money, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 8 personal finance lessons from Benjamin Franklin (The Art of Manliness). “Don’t give too much for the whistle” and seven other money management tips from one of America’s founding fathers.  What’s your theology of money (in 200 words or less) (The […]

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Profitable Ideas: An Investing Lesson From Sir Isaac Newton, “Frugal Hedonism,” and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Investors have been making the same mistake for 300 years (The Atlantic). Sir Isaac Newton was quite a scientist, but he made a legendary investment mistake that’s still all too common today. Leaving a legacy: why everyone needs an estate plan […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hard Money Lessons, So You Want to be a Real Estate Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The economy was grim, my dad walked out and every penny mattered: here’s what my childhood taught me about money (USA Today). This one is a wow. Every parent should read it. The “indirect” costs at college can involve nasty surprises […]

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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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