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Profitable Ideas: When Free Isn’t So Good, Keeping Money In Its Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Is Robinhood good for investors? (The Irrelevant Investor). The trading platform has certainly spurred a lot of debate. Personally, I love commission-free trading and have benefited from fractional share trading (via Fidelity). The problem, it seems, is that these benefits have […]

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Profitable Ideas: Teenagers Saving For Retirement, Your Digital Estate Plan, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Meet the teens saving for retirement (Money). Some very wise young people understand that time is one of their most valuable assets. See also What if your kids had their retirement funded before they finish high school?   Don’t fear the […]

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What is it About the Holidays?

We’re entering a season that seems to play out in three different ways for people. For many, it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — most importantly, a time of celebrating Christ’s miraculous birth. Of course, it’s also a favorite time of year for shopping, with many people eagerly anticipating the Black Friday and […]

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‘Make No Little Plans’

My family got to spend a couple of days in Chicago recently. We walked around Millennium Park, had lunch along the Chicago River, and showed our kids the church in Evanston where Jude and I got married, driving up beautiful Lake Shore Drive on the way. Among the many things I love about our family’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: Managing Your Career While Working Remotely, The Financial Scripts You Live By, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How to keep climbing the ladder while you work from home (NY Times). Working remotely and the challenge of staying visible. The 10 highest property taxes by state (Clark Howard). When we moved from Illinois to Kentucky in 2012, we felt […]

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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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