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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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Profitable Ideas: Magical Money Thoughts, Raising Less Entitled Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Personal finance and magical thinking (The Simple Dollar). Optimism about your financial future can be a good thing. Being delusional or uninformed? Not so good. The best place on earth (The Joy Model). Don’t let money get in […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Financial Force Like No Other, Cars That Cost the Least to Maintain, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The most powerful force in the universe (A Teachable Moment). The math behind the adage, “Time in the market is much more important than timing the market.” One secret to cutting spending (Sketch Guy – a NY Times […]

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Profitable Ideas: Avoiding Older People’s Greatest Fear, Next-Level Financial Stewardship, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Older people fear this more than death (MarketWatch). You can avoid this fate by starting to invest as young as possible. But read the next article. Cash investments for money you won’t need for 10 years? Ah, no. […]

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When Should You Let Your Kids Get a Cell Phone?

It’s true what people say – kids grow up really fast. One minute they’re taking their first steps, the next minute they’re asking for a cell phone. The decision of when to allow a child to get a cell phone comes with financial ramifications, and much, much more. How many kids have cell phones? According […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Raise Non-Materialistic Kids, LinkedIn’s Secrets to Getting Hired, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. ‘I make myself rich by making my wants few’ (The Simple Dollar). A “Prime” lesson from what has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Just two out of five Americans spent less than […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Shopper’s Manifesto, When to Make Big Money Moves, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion (Quartz). Really good article. If you’re interested in learning more about the downside to the mass fashion industry, I highly recommend watching the documentary […]

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