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Profitable Ideas: The Bible on FIRE, Spending in the Time of Covid, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Is financial independence biblical? (ArtRainer.com). The FIRE movement is growing in popularity, but has anyone stopped to consider it from a biblical perspective? Let adult children fend for themselves? That’s outdated in today’s economy. (Washington Post). I can’t say that I agree with this […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Different Way to Stop Wasting Money, Whether Christians Should Bet on Sports, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. One way to stop wasting money: choose bigger goals (Becoming Minimalist). Thinking beyond our own wants and needs can help us use money more intentionally. The only equation that matters (Fortunes and Frictions). For those teaching personal finance at home. Americans have tip fatigue […]

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Profitable Ideas: Beating Shrinkflation, Buying a Car From a ‘Stealership,’ and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to beat shrinkflation (US News). It’s one of the sneakiest ways manufacturers raise prices. Here’s what you can do about it. Why target-date funds might not be the best retirement-planning option for you (Money). They’re the default option in many retirement plans, but […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Savers, Storm-Prepping Your Biggest Investment, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to talk to your kids about saving (The Everyday Advisor). First, figure out if you’re dealing with a natural saver or a natural spender. Three things that stop us talking about money worries (The Evidence-Based Investor). Maybe we just need to make the […]

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Living a Better Financial Story

In his book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller tells a powerful story he calls, “How Jason Saved His Family.” After returning from Los Angeles, where he took part in a storytelling workshop, Don got together with his friend, Jason, and learned of some trouble Jason and his wife were having with […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Grandmother’s Rich Legacy, The 1% Rule for Rental Real Estate, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Can’t take it with you (Young Money). I love this story about a grandmother who did much of her “givin’ while she was livin’” and was all the richer for it. 5 things to teach your kids about money and happiness (Kiplinger). Kids can […]

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Profitable Ideas: Easing Your Money Worries, Teaching Kids an Invaluable Lesson, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Stop worrying about money (Living Well, Spending Less). Good, practical steps for getting to a better place with money. 4 lies our consumer society is telling you that you should reject right now (No Sidebar). Our culture speaks to us every day, often in […]

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Profitable Ideas: The High Cost of “Free” Checking, Happy Spending, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Myth of “free” checking costs consumers over $8 billion a year (Bloomberg). Overdraft “protection” sounds like a benefit. It can cost you. The single most important thing to know about financial aid: it’s a sham (Slate). The headline might be a little over the […]

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Teaching Kids About Taxes

An article I wrote last year, The Absolute Best Way to Teach Kids About Money, centered on an idea I read about in Mary Hunt’s excellent book, Raising Financially Confident Kids, in which you give kids responsibility for managing financial categories you used to manage for them (like clothing). In this follow up, I want to […]

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Profitable Ideas: The First Bear Market is the Toughest, The Gift of Mac & Cheese, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. If this is your first bear market, there’s no need to panic (Bloomberg). For newer investors, this year’s market performance may be a bit jarring. Here’s some helpful perspective. The gift of mac & cheese (Compass). I love this story. I think you will, […]

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