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Profitable Ideas: Managing Your Career While Working Remotely, The Financial Scripts You Live By, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to keep climbing the ladder while you work from home (NY Times). Working remotely and the challenge of staying visible. The 10 highest property taxes by state (Clark Howard). When we moved from Illinois to Kentucky in 2012, we felt […]

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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: The Happiest Uses of Money, The Risk of Playing it Too Safe, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Spend your money on these three things to increase happiness, according to science (Becoming Minimalist). Good reminders about some of the best uses of money. 5 ways to land a promotion (besides showing you’re a hard worker) (Fast Company). How to […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Live More Intentionally, The Truth About Airline Mileage Programs, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 6 thought-provoking questions to discover a more intentional life (in any area) (Becoming Minimalist). It has a lot to do with what you buy and how. Your home is not an investment (The Irrelevant Investor). But it probably is your single […]

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The Case Against Frugality

As the recession of 2008 dragged on, frugality came into vogue, and many commentators believed a new and lasting way of life had begun. The savings rate went up, people held onto their cars longer, and second hand stores became all the rage. In 2010, 63 percent of people said the recession had “forever changed” […]

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Profitable Ideas: Which Colleges to Apply to, How Biased Thinking Can Mess With Your Money, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. This is the strategy high school seniors and their parents should adopt with college applications (MarketWatch). A new way of thinking about which colleges to put on your list. What’s the difference between minimalism and frugality? (The Simple Dollar). Both have […]

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Profitable Ideas: An Important Financial Step Few Have Taken, A Pickup Might Be Running Your Finances Off The Road, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Only 1 in 4 Americans have made this essential retirement planning move (Fox Business). It’s free, relatively easy, and it will probably motivate you to save more. Here’s one of the easiest tools for the job. Half of America doesn’t check […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Save on a Cell Phone, Some ‘Lifestyle Creep’ is Okay, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. You can save a ton of money buying a refurbished iPhone. But finding the best deal can be tricky (Money). As with most things, last year’s must-have model will be less expensive than this year’s. Now’s the perfect time to switch […]

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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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