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An Irrational Financial Act

Of all the things we can do with money, giving it away seems completely, utterly irrational, doesn’t it? After all, we work hard for what we earn. And after paying all the bills and putting a little aside for the future, there just isn’t anything left to give, right? Well, it turns out that generosity […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cultivating Gratitude, The Care and Feeding of a Budgeting Brain, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. How to teach your children gratitude (The White Coat Investor). Cultivating within them the habit of gratitude will serve our kids well. When consumers prefer simple packaging—and when they don’t (Wall Street Journal). Yet another interesting look at the science of marketing. ‘Reduce some […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Heart of Generosity, Raising Savers,  and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Giving from the heart really matters (Eternal Perspective Ministries). I love this article. There’s something very inspiring about young kids who develop hearts of compassion and put that compassion into action. Three ways to teach your kids to save money (Kiplinger). Some good examples […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Super Trait, Getting Wealthy and Staying Wealthy Require Two Different Skillsets, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Gratitude: the key to being satisfied (This Evergreen Home). If there were such a thing as a super trait, this would be it. 9 money principles I’d tell my 17-year-old self (Darius Foroux). Not a bad list. What would you add? Employers rethink need […]

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Profitable Ideas: Curbing Your Enthusiasm (to Spend), Raising Less Materialistic Kids, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Got the urge to splurge? 4 steps to overcome your overspending habit (Morningstar). Good tips, especially as we head into the Christmas gift-buying season. Why problem gamblers are suddenly emerging from the fantasy football generation (The Grid). Gambling problems start early. Distractions (Spilled Coffee). […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Golden Rule of Personal Finance, Getting Into College Without Applying, and More

The golden rule of personal finance (Best Interest). So boring, so basic—and also so rare and so effective. What actually happens to your donated clothes? (Bloomberg – video). Probably not what you assume. This school took away smartphones. The kids don’t mind. (Wall Street Journal). Amazingly, they all survived, and many became happier. A man […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Antidote to Our Consumer Culture, Helping Your Kids Build Perseverance, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. The power of gratitude (MoneyWise). Regularly giving thanks is a wonderful, powerful antidote to our consumer culture’s messages that we don’t have enough and that we are not enough. How to detach from your financial wins and losses (Root of All). Maybe we shouldn’t […]

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The Warmth of Winter

Even though winters are much milder here in Louisville than in Chicago where we used to live, I have still found myself longing for spring. And isn’t that how it is whenever we go through a wintry financial season? We can’t wait for a better one to begin. In my mid 20’s, I inherited $60,000 […]

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