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Profitable Ideas: Thinking of Future You, The Abstraction of Money, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. The key to making good financial decisions—connecting with your “future self” (Forbes). If we could get even a little bit better at thinking ahead, we would make all manner of decisions, including financial decisions, better. Swimming pools make you happy (Klement on Investing). Spending […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Tipping Backlash, Decluttering Your Finances, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. “Tipflation” may be causing tipping backlash as more digital prompts ask for tips (CBS Money Watch). That awkward moment when you’re asked for a tip in a situation that previously didn’t call for one. See also, What your barista is really thinking as you […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Things Were Just Things, Investing’s Confidence Gap, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Remember when the things we bought were just things? (World). “Are we so attached to our past consumer purchases that we’ll flock to movies about them a couple of decades down the road?” Why tipping prompts are suddenly everywhere (Wall Street Journal). “I just […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Money/Happiness Connection, Protecting Your Home, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Stop asking whether money buys happiness (The Atlantic). Does more money bring more happiness? It’s complicated. How to know if a rental property is a good investment (The Long Game). A good starting point for an objective evaluation. Do I need to re-visit my […]

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Profitable Ideas: Science Says Less is More, Stop the Gravy Train, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Ten scientific studies that will encourage you to own less (Becoming Minimalist). For those who need proof that less is more. Your young adult children ‘may not want the gravy train to stop,’ but don’t let them ruin your retirement  (MarketWatch). It may be […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Money Breaks Marriages, One Good Reason to Buy a House, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Money can break a marriage, even getting more of it (Wall Street Journal). Money and marriage — it can get messy. No easy answers here, but it helps to talk openly about money and maintain complete financial transparency. So much to like (Humble Dollar). […]

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