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To Go Big, Think Small

Goal setting is all the rage this time of year. Unfortunately, so is bashing the practice. Some have become tired of the whole New Year’s resolutions routine. It seems trite to them, unproductive. It’s cool to be anti-goal. I’m okay with being uncool. I love the start of a new year. It always feels like […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing Better Habits, The Psychology of Being Rich, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to develop better habits in 2020 (Ryan Holiday). How some little changes can lead to big results. How ‘dark patterns’ influence travel bookings (BBC). Marketing keeps getting more scientific. Knowing a little about how it works can help you make […]

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The Light of the World

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. – Luke 2:16-18 A few […]

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Only One Thing Is Needed

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She […]

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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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Simple Ways to Save While Shopping

I confess: I don’t like to shop. But I also don’t like to overspend. So, when I do shop, I want the satisfaction of knowing I got a decent price without having to jump through a ton of hoops. Of course, we’re in the midst of the most important part of the year for retailers. […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Mystery of How Much You’ll Pay for College, 3 Common Retirement Plan Mistakes, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. FAFSA says how much you can pay for college. It’s often wrong. (NY Times). The amount can be deceptively low. Anyone who buys things online is missing out… by ignoring free shopping portals (Business Insider). Another way to rack up points […]

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Four Steps to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

If you’re nervous about investing in the stock market, you’re not alone. Stock ownership in the U.S. is down and frightening memories of the last bear market may be to blame. According to a Gallup survey, just 54 percent of U.S. adults own stocks, including those owned through mutual funds that people invest in via […]

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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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