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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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Profitable Ideas: Learning From Other People’s Financial Regrets, Simple Habits For Career Success, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 real people share the money lessons they wish they’d learned sooner (Business Insider). What’s one money lesson you wish you’d learned sooner? Choose experiences over stuff, and maybe security too (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Simple Living Goes Too Far, Why You Need The Least Cool Social Media Tool, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Minimalists: Don’t give away the store (Donna Freedman). The book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has made de-cluttering all the rage. But as this well-written post explains, getting rid of stuff can go too far. Circulation: a […]

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Profitable Ideas: An April Financial To-Do List, the Money/Happiness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Your April financial to-do list (Consumer Reports). Getting on top of your finances one month at a time. Easy ways to help protect yourself against credit card fraud (Mashable). How a little bit of effort can save you […]

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Profitable Ideas: Stop Being So Financially Annoying, A Must-Read For Anyone Who Rents Cars, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 7 money habits that annoy your spouse (CBS Money Watch). Little financial changes that could make a big difference in your marriage. Spectacular advice (Slate). Warby Parker’s co-founder and co-CEO on productivity, making a difference, and always being […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Up With The Lottery Winner Next Door, Saving On Your Next Vacation, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why you might go bankrupt if your next-door neighbor wins the lottery (Wall Street Journal). Really interesting research into the whole keeping-up-with-the-Joneses phenomenon. Life insurance made easy (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). A simple two-step process […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Money/Love Connection, What the Markets Owe You, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money & marriage: 7 lessons I have learned so far (Seed Time). Managing money well is an important way to love your spouse well. The financial missteps that could doom your love life (CBS Money Watch). For those […]

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Profitable Ideas: When it Pays to Spend More, Best Career Advice Ever, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Spend the money for the good boots, and wear them forever (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Sometimes, the more expensive option is the better buy. How fraudsters are getting around chip and pin cards (CNBC). Identity […]

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How to Recession-Proof Your Career

Back in the day, jobs were for life.  You put in your 30-40 years and got a pension.  Maybe even a gold watch.  That was then. Of course, there’s no such thing as guaranteed employment anymore.  But there is such a thing as guaranteed employability. Learn to Earn In most jobs, if we’re standing still […]

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