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‘Much Obliged’

Writer Fulton Oursler had vivid memories of an old woman named Anna who helped care for him as a child. When she sat down to eat she would say, “Much obliged, dear Lord, for my vittles.” Oursler wondered why she thanked God since she would get the food regardless of whether she gave thanks or […]

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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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