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Profitable Ideas: A ‘Simple’ Way to Save $30,000, Building Your Social Net Worth, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The simple thing that helped me save $30,000 (CNN Money). Ah, that lowly, much-maligned yet wonderfully powerful tool called a budget. The 50% rule: why frugality is freedom (Better Humans). I’ve never been crazy about the term “frugal,” […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up. The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From […]

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Profitable Ideas: Lessons From a 200-Day Spending Fast, Focused Career Success, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I went 200 days without buying anything new and learned how toxic our need for possessions is (Quartz). How going without reveals how much is truly needed. Things I’m pretty sure about (Motley Fool). Great insights about money […]

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Profitable Ideas: Most Common Financial Regrets, Getting Better at the Game of Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Most Americans have financial regrets, particularly about saving (Bankrate.com). You can avoid this regret by getting in the game with saving and investing. Five pro tips to nail an interview and land your dream job (Fast Company). The […]

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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: Developing the Will to Succeed, Getting a Clue on Credit Scores, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to use a teacher’s lesson plan to manage your money (A Teachable Moment). Many of the same principles that go into a well-run classroom apply to a well-designed financial plan. 10 things not enough kids know before […]

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What’s Your ‘One Great Thing’?

How would you answer the following questions? What could you be the best in the world at? What are you deeply passionate about? What drives your economic engine?  What single denominator has the greatest impact on your finances? At the intersection of your answers is your “hedgehog concept,” which is one of the key ideas […]

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Profitable Ideas: Paying Off $65,000 of Debt in 15 Months, When You Don’t Love Your Job, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How I paid off $65,000 in debt in just 15 months (MarketWatch). Encouraging story, and note the importance of getting the big expenses, such as housing, right. All-star LinkedIn users are 40 times more likely to get contacted—here’s […]

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