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Profitable Ideas: Managing Your Kids’ Expectations, You Need an Estate Plan, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Managing gift expectations with your kids during the holidays (Marriage, Kids and Money). The earlier you start, the better. Is pet insurance worth it? (Washington Post). In two words, probably not. Here’s why. A teacher defaulted on $55,000 in student debt—loan rehabilitation […]

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Profitable Ideas: Money Lies Christians Believe, The Future of Retailing, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. 5 lies Christians tell about money (The Gospel Coalition). There’s a lot to think about here, and pray about, and study. ‘Wait and see’ before using 529s for private school tuition (CNN). This change in the tax law is causing a lot of confusion. Especially if your state provides […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Habits of Success, Putting First Things First, and More

Last roundup of the year—lots of ideas for getting 2018 off to a great start. What the rich do differently: Habits that foster wealth and success (Get Rich Slowly). Titles like this often amount to nothing more than clickbait, but this is a good post that reviews the findings of numerous authors who have studied people […]

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The Best Ways to Save for College

I was surprised to read the results of a recent survey showing that just 28% of U.S. adults know what a 529 college savings plan is. And I was even more surprised that only a slightly higher percentage of respondents with children (32%) were aware of 529 plans. If you have a college-bound child, it […]

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How To Help Your Kids Pay For College

Everyone knows that the cost of college has gotten out of hand. Few people seem to know what to do about it. According to a survey by money management firm Edward Jones, almost 75% of Americans are not familiar with the primary tax-advantaged investment tool designed to help people save for college—a 529 plan. Here’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: Don’t Try to Time the Market, Finding Meaning in Your Work, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What if you were the world’s best market timer? (The Irrelevant Investor). Fortunately, you don’t have to achieve the impossible. Why we can’t stop torturing ourselves with 401(k) wreckage (Bloomberg). With this type of wreck, it’s okay to […]

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