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Profitable Ideas: 50 Ways to Save, The Essential Key to Improving Financial Literacy, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 50 ways to save $500 this month (Huffington Post). Looking to gain some financial margin? You’re bound to find a money-saving idea or two that’ll work for you on this list. Financial literacy: Just-in-time is the ticket (Morningstar). […]

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Profitable Ideas: Taking Market Turbulence in Stride, The Power of Social Indifference, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is how to stay in the market when stocks spin out (MarketWatch). Successful investing has much to do with how you respond to falling markets. How to take market turbulence in stride (Sound Mind Investing). How to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Up With The Lottery Winner Next Door, Saving On Your Next Vacation, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why you might go bankrupt if your next-door neighbor wins the lottery (Wall Street Journal). Really interesting research into the whole keeping-up-with-the-Joneses phenomenon. Life insurance made easy (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). A simple two-step process […]

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Filling Out Dad’s Financial Report Card

For most of us, our number one source of financial instruction is our parents.  Some parents make the effort to actually teach their kids about money.  But all parents teach either good lessons or bad through their example. With Father’s Day occurring this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to consider: How did your […]

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The Nuances of a Mother’s Impact

When my friend, Craig, lost his mom to cancer, it was a defining experience for him. He loved his mom. That was obvious by the moving tribute he gave during her memorial service. But he often thought of her simply as a hard-working, low-income single mom, not as a woman of significant influence. During a […]

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This Ride to School Brought To You By…

As cash-hungry states look for new sources of revenue, several are now allowing advertisers to put paid messages on the sides of school buses. Currently, seven states allow advertising on school buses: Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.  Six others are considering the idea: Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Washington. […]

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