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Profitable Ideas: Investing in Happiness, Financial Opposites Attract, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Avoiding unhappiness (Humble Dollar). If we could better envision our future self, we’d be more cautious in our use of debt. KidFinLit series: 10 children’s books that teach kids about saving money (Forbes). A fun way to help kids learn about money. ‘Young people […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Money Mindset Forms Early, The High Cost of Cheap Clothing, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Your money mindset forms by 7: and the gift keeps on giving (Kiplinger). Why it’s so important to teach kids about money from an early age. How to ask for a raise, without alienating your boss along the way (NY Times). These people should […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Failure to Launch Isn’t a Failure, Online Scammers are Coming for Your Money, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Nearly half of Americans age 18 to 29 live with their parents (Relevant Magazine). It’s common to criticize this as evidence that today’s young people are not “launching” well, but in this interview with on Focus on the Family, Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary […]

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Profitable Ideas: Joint Accounts for the Win, Betting Against College Students, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Couples who combine finances are happier. So why don’t more do it? (Wall Street Journal). The culture has been trending toward separate accounts, but the research says joint accounts are better—financially and relationally. The gifts we give our kids (Finding Joy). Really good advice […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Antidote to Our Consumer Culture, Helping Your Kids Build Perseverance, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. The power of gratitude (MoneyWise). Regularly giving thanks is a wonderful, powerful antidote to our consumer culture’s messages that we don’t have enough and that we are not enough. How to detach from your financial wins and losses (Root of All). Maybe we shouldn’t […]

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Profitable Ideas: Avoiding a Common Check Scam, Bear Market Opportunities, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to spot, avoid, and report fake check scams (FTC). These scams have become all too common, and costly. The skills you should know before moving out on your own (Vox). Good tips for young adults—and some good reminders for parents about practical lessons […]

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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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