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Profitable Ideas: Whether Frugality Takes Too Much Time, Winning the War on Clutter, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles. How much time do frugal strategies take? Five time-tested techniques (The Simple Dollar). You may be surprised at how little time it takes to save a lot. For applicants to elite colleges, early is often the ticket to admission (MarketWatch). It’s a big decision, but taking too long to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Counting the Opportunity Cost, When Frugality Doesn’t Fly, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles. The unasked question (Humble Dollar). Learning to think through the filter of “opportunity cost” is a powerful way to make better financial decisions. Your smartphone is giving away more personal info that you realize. Here’s how to lock it down. (USA TODAY). Given the recent news […]

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Profitable Ideas: Proven Paths Out of Debt, Two Incomes Aren’t Always Better Than One, and More

Some of the better articles I found on my last trip through the financial cyberspace. 7 research-proven strategies that can help you finally get out of debt (Magnify Money). These ideas have been put to the test. Tax reform is here: What it means for your taxes (US News). Use the new parameters to estimate your 2018 […]

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Profitable Ideas: Creating a New Year’s ‘To-Be’ List, Frugality is Not Your Solution, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. What’s on your ‘to-be’ list for the New Year? (Sound Mind Investing). Especially if your resolutions look the same every year, maybe it’s time for a fresh approach to planning. How criminals can steal money off your gift cards (Clark […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Gratitude, Getting the Best Price Possible, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Five ways to raise a grateful child (Greater Good). Gratitude fosters contentment, and contentment is an important key to managing money well. Medi-Share review (ESI Money). Do you use a healthcare-sharing ministry? If so, which one and what’s been your […]

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The Case Against Frugality

As the recession of 2008 dragged on, frugality came into vogue, and many commentators believed a new and lasting way of life had begun. The savings rate went up, people held onto their cars longer, and second hand stores became all the rage. In 2010, 63 percent of people said the recession had “forever changed” […]

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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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