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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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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 subscriptions, and as I’ll describe below, a costly vehicle repair […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Price of Success, Random Acts of Kindness, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The price of success (A Wealth of Common Sense). Life is a series of trade-offs. Knowing what matters more is really important.  The risk-taking activity that ‘helicopter parents’ should allow their kids to experience (CNN). It’s risky to encourage our kids to play it […]

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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: Keeping the Last Time in Mind, A Close Encounter With Retirement, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. The last time always happens now (Raptitude). A wonderful piece with helpful, challenging implications for using money well. Taking back control over technology (Thinq). I’m not sure we need to purchase this entrepreneur’s solution, but the conversation is worth listening to and acting on. […]

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