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Profitable Ideas: Acceptable Lifestyle Creep, The Case for College, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Acceptable types of lifestyle creep (Mr. Stingy). Regular readers know I don’t love the word “frugal.” As long as you’re living generously and saving/investing adequately, there’s nothing inherently wrong with doing some trading up. Choosing simplicity in a world obsessed with more (Becoming Minimalist). […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money-Saving Habits, Overcoming Your Fear of Investing, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 10 little shopping habits to help you save money (No Sidebar). I especially like the sixth suggestion. Why you’re scared of investing (and how to overcome it) (Darius Foroux). To be sure, investing can bring fear. Here are some steps to help keep it […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Regrets, The Comparison Game, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 80% of Americans say they have financial regrets—here are the most common ones (Money). Learning from other people’s mistakes can yield priceless lessons. Teen’s financial literacy bus teaches kids about money (Good Morning America). Very cool that he’s not just putting the lessons to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Fight Fair About Money, Social Media and the End of Childhood, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Does your child need to file a tax return this year? (Kiplinger). The rules are somewhat complicated (big surprise there, right?). Another reason to file is if they had earned income and contributed to an IRA (preferably a Roth IRA!). A helpful guide to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cultivating Gratitude, The Care and Feeding of a Budgeting Brain, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How to teach your children gratitude (The White Coat Investor). Cultivating within them the habit of gratitude will serve our kids well. When consumers prefer simple packaging—and when they don’t (Wall Street Journal). Yet another interesting look at the science of marketing. ‘Reduce some […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Kids in a Consumerist World, How to Talk Money With Your Spouse, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Your new $3,000 couch might be garbage in three years. This is why. (Wall Street Journal). Planned obsolescence is everywhere these days. How to raise kids in a consumerist world (Becoming Minimalist). Good ideas for helping our kids live in the world without becoming […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your Money Or Your Life, How Young People Are Buying Homes, and More

Weekly collection of curated personal finance articles from around the web. Your money or your life (Of Dollars and Data). Helpful ways of thinking about what money is really worth to you. Millennials have found a way to buy houses: living with mom and dad (Washington Post). People may criticize this trend as a “failure […]

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Profitable Ideas: The No-Cost Lifestyle Upgrade, The Gift of Money, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How to upgrade your lifestyle without spending an extra penny (Becoming Minimalist). Quality over quantity is a path to a better experience with money. Financial gift ideas for any age (Wall Street Journal). It always fits, and it’s always the right color. Technology in […]

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