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Profitable Ideas: Making a Prime Membership Pay Off, You Need a ‘Near-Cation,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how to get an $800 value out of your $119 Amazon Prime account (CBS Money Watch). We’ve been Prime holdouts, so I’d really like to know: Are you a Prime member? If so, what have you done to make sure […]

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The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money – Part II

Recently, I wrote an article describing The Absolute Best Way to Teach Kids About Money. It 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 […]

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Profitable Ideas: Whether Frugality Takes Too Much Time, Winning the War on Clutter, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. How much time do frugal strategies take? Five time-tested techniques (The Simple Dollar). You may be surprised at how little time it takes to save a lot. For applicants to elite colleges, early is often the ticket to admission (MarketWatch). It’s a big decision, but taking too long to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Jump While You Can, An Essential Lesson for Investors, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. Jump while you can (Becoming Minimalist). On the importance of living fully and not taking the future for granted. A good reminder. This is precisely why timing the market isn’t worth your while (Motley Fool). It’s important to learn this investing lesson as early as possible. You’ll avoid wasting […]

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Profitable Ideas: Counting the Opportunity Cost, When Frugality Doesn’t Fly, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles. The unasked question (Humble Dollar). Learning to think through the filter of “opportunity cost” is a powerful way to make better financial decisions. Your smartphone is giving away more personal info that you realize. Here’s how to lock it down. (USA TODAY). Given the recent news […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Best DIY Tax Software, A Common Insurance Mistake, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. How to choose the right do-it-yourself tax software (Consumer Reports). Whether you’re still finishing your 2017 return or getting set up for the next tax season, here’s an unbiased look at the leading DIY tax prep packages. The tipping point (Humble Dollar). Compounding may not seem like a big […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming Our Obsession With Stuff, The Tax Papers You Need to Keep, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. 7 life-changing perspectives to overcome your family’s obsession with stuff (Becoming Minimalist). Simplifying doesn’t start with cleaning out your closets. It starts with rethinking your assumptions. Now & then (A Wealth of Common Sense). Some good thoughts on striking a balance between saving and spending. Ways to be a […]

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