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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Financial Secrets Isn’t Romantic, The Work/Faith Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Baby Boomers are more likely to keep financial secrets (Washington Post). This is one of the benefits of tools like Mint.com. If you set it up correctly, it gives both spouses anytime/anywhere access to your household’s full financial […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Domino Effect of One Purchase, Whether to Buy Life Insurance for Your Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The Diderot Effect: Why we want things we don’t need and what to do about it (Medium). Really good insights about the domino effect one purchase can have. The Dow just hit 20,000, but half of America missed […]

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Profitable Ideas: A ‘Simple’ Way to Save $30,000, Building Your Social Net Worth, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The simple thing that helped me save $30,000 (CNN Money). Ah, that lowly, much-maligned yet wonderfully powerful tool called a budget. The 50% rule: why frugality is freedom (Better Humans). I’ve never been crazy about the term “frugal,” […]

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Money Books for Older Kids

Last week’s post about giving a money book to your young kids prompted some requests for recommended books for older kids, which is what this article is all about. The suggested age ranges are in parentheses. Story-based books A key difference between money books for young kids and money books for older kids is that […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Biggest Financial Regret, Raising Generous Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is No. 1 financial regret of older Americans (MarketWatch). For those who aren’t “older” yet, there’s still time to avoid this regret. Stop spending based on other people’s wealth (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Trying […]

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Buy Your Kids a Money Book for Christmas

If have any school-age children on your Christmas list, why not buy them a fun book (or DVD) that also teaches some great lessons about money?  Here are some recommendations, especially for younger kids — some of which my family has firsthand experience with, and others that were recommended by other family members, friends, and […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Facebook Can Hurt Your Finances, The Ministers of Minimalism, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why Facebook could ruin your retirement (USA TODAY). If we’re not careful, social media can take keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level. A big life change is more planning than magic (Sketch Guy – […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Financially Savvy Kids, 12 Ways to Earn Extra Cash, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Parents pass (bad) money habits to kids (Squared Away). Whether we teach our kids about money—and how—has a lasting impact. Why is it so hard to stick to a budget? (US News). Like any new habit, it can […]

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