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Profitable Ideas: When Someone Asks You For Money, The ‘Free Shipping’ Myth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What should I do when people ask for money? (Chalmers). Ideas for handling what can be an awkward situation. The mail crunch: Effectively handle damaged or stolen packages (The Simple Dollar). Stealing packages off of front porches has become unfortunately common.  […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Guide to Grocery Home Delivery, Profiting From ‘Weird Knowledge,’ and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Grocery delivery services: The best way to save time and money in 2020 (The Wealthy Nickel). A comprehensive guide to home delivery providers. Have you tried any of these? Using First-Order Thinking to Visualize Spending Decisions (The Simple Dollar). Looking at […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Enough is Enough, Products That Last a Lifetime, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The enough curve: Consider the ongoing costs of your purchases (My Money Blog). When buying more only brings more problems.  It’s okay to be happy with a quiet life (Becoming Minimalist). Tagging off the last article… And when buying less brings […]

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Profitable Ideas: Reaching Maximum Frugality, Five Things to Never Buy New, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. When frugality bottoms out (The Simple Dollar). What to do when you’ve maximized savings in all areas. How to teach your kids about money and help them be financially responsible adults (Money). Solid advice, especially for younger kids—and especially “Let them […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Master Life Skill, Inside the Credit Card Industry, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. True long-term career success depends on this most underrated aspect of talent (Fast Company). The ability to wait for a greater reward is considered the master life skill, impacting our careers, our investing success, and so much more. I worked at […]

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Profitable Ideas: Learning From Your Financial Mistakes, Cutting the Financial Umbilical Cord, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Biggest financial regrets (The Big Picture). Another way to look at this: 10 years from now, what financial moves are you likely to regret doing or not doing? The curious economics of being ripped off on holiday (Tim Harford). Don’t let […]

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Tough Money Conversations With Kids

If you’re going to help your kids learn about money, getting them started is one thing; keeping them going is another. Motivation can wane. That’s what seemed to be happening the other night with our 15-year-old when he opened up a conversation about investing. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like the wheels have come […]

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Profitable Ideas: Secrets of Superstar Savers, A Richer Level of Happiness, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The No. 1 thing people with fat savings accounts scrimp on that you likely don’t (MarketWatch). The importance of getting the big things right. Parents, don’t sacrifice yourselves on the altar of your children’s education (Tim Mauer). Sacrificing to save is […]

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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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