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Profitable Ideas: Mega-Deals in the Metaverse, Words of Minimalist Wisdom, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Metaverse real estate sales top $500 million, and are projected to double this year (CNBC). This may sound like a scene from the distant future, but it’s happening now. Don’t expect rising interest rates to boost your savings account (Wall Street Journal). Why loans […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Market as Terrordome, More Costly Than a Fender Bender, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Welcome to the terrordome (A Teachable Moment). If the stock market has you worried, it may be best to face your fears head-on.  A single traffic violation can cost you hundreds of dollars in car insurance (CNBC). The only thing that’ll hike your rates […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lessons From a 500-Year-Old Saint, Investing Has Been Forever Changed, and More

Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web. What a 500-year-old saint taught me about money (Incognito Money Scribe). The “financial examen” — a wonderful idea for cultivating a more thoughtful, intentional financial life. The value of a college degree (Get Rich Slowly). “A student’s choice of program is perhaps the most […]

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Profitable Ideas: Surveillance Capitalism, Buy Nothing New This Holiday Season, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. You are the object of a secret extraction operation (NY Times). Ever heard of surveillance capitalism? You’re probably actively taking part in it. No more side quests (The Reformed Broker). I love this post. It’s a powerful reminder to stay focused on […]

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Profitable Ideas: Up Your Confidence Game, Our Consumer Culture Floating Offshore, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. Want to sound more confident? Avoid these 11 words and phrases that make you look ‘weak,’ say grammar experts (CNBC). How we convey our thoughts can be just as important as the substance of those thoughts. We chartered a boat to look […]

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Navigating The Mixed Messages Of Our Consumer Culture

If you’re really paying attention, life can be a very odd experience. Especially when it comes to money. For example, in troubled economic times, front-page newspaper stories regularly quote economists expressing concern that the personal savings rate is going up. I still vividly remember reading one such story during a recession. I had to blink […]

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Profitable Ideas: When to Get Your Kids a Phone, Virtues of Virtual Wallets, and More

Weekly roundup of interesting and helpful personal finance articles from around the web. 8 reasons we have delayed (even further) getting our daughters phones (Eric Geiger). “When they get a phone, everything changes.” No such thing as enough money (Incognito Money Scribe). A beautiful post that puts much into perspective. Women may be better investors […]

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