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Profitable Ideas: Purchases That Get Better With Time, What to Tell Your Kids About Your Finances, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why experiences (not things) get better with time, according to science (No Sidebar). I couldn’t agree more. Most of my favorite purchases have been experiences, which I spent a lot of time anticipating and have spent a lot of time recalling […]

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What Matters More — Your Spending Rate or Your Saving Rate?

Those of us who write about money for a living can get a little carried away by some of the nitty-gritty details. That seemed to be the case in a surprisingly impassioned debate that sprang up recently over what a person’s higher priority should be—controlling spending or controlling saving. At first, it seemed kind of […]

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Profitable Ideas: Protecting Your Kids From ID Theft, You’re Paying Too Much For Car Insurance, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Protecting your child from identity theft (Independence Advisors). It often goes undetected for years, and by then a lot of damage will have been done. It’s an emergency (fund)! (Monevator). If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s really necessary. Estate planning essentials (Retirement Field […]

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Profitable Ideas: Making Your Home Winter-Ready, Easing Into Minimalism, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Your fall home maintenance checklist: 7 tasks to tackle before temperatures dip (Realtor.com). Summer ends this weekend. Here’s how to get your house ready for the colder days ahead. These 401(k) funds took a beating in 2008 — and it could […]

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Profitable Ideas: You Probably Don’t Know Your Number, 8 Low-Cost Home Improvements, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The number one thing Americans get disastrously wrong about retirement (Moneyish). Got a big ballpark number in mind? It’s probably wrong. The seven things I need to work on most to improve my financial and personal life (The Simple Dollar). One of […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your Wealth is Predictable, What Every Successful Person Knows, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The 5 things that best predict how rich you’ll be (Moneyish). Good things come to those who know how to wait. Is your employer’s retirement plan any good? Here’s how to find out (Quartz). All 401(k) plans are not created equal. Be […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Career Wake-Up Call, Making Money Work in Your Marriage, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wake up! A record number of workers are ‘sleepwalking’ through their careers (Moneyish). The late Studs Terkel called it, “Making a dying.” If your career could use a wake-up call, this article has some helpful ideas. Strategies for wasting less food (Litterless). […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Brain Wired for Wealth, Lower the Cost of College, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is your brain wired for wealth? (Jason Zweig). A long read, but worth the effort for anyone who wants to invest better. 6 ways to lower the cost of college (The White Coat Investor). That ACT/SAT test prep course may be well […]

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Profitable Ideas: Avoid These 10 Money Wasters, Save on Your Next Vacation, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money (MarketWatch). Lots of little things can really add up. ‘It’s my turn’ (The Atlantic – video). The latest thinking on raising generous, resilient kids. Unsure how your career impacts your kids? Here’s some perspective (Fast […]

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