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An Essential Formula For a Financially Healthy Marriage

Money is one of the prime sources of conflict in marriage. However, conflict avoidance isn’t the route to a happy marriage. In fact, John Gottman, a psychologist who has devoted over two decades to studying what makes for a healthy marriage, believes that “fighting—when it airs grievances and complaints—can be one of the healthiest things […]

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Profitable Ideas: When a Sale Costs More, New Thinking on the Happiness/Success Equation, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Who doesn’t love sales? There’s just one problem: they lead us to make dumb choices (Ideas.TED). Unfortunately, many of us have trouble determining how much something is really worth. Marketers know that, and love that. Tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes: What does […]

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Profitable Ideas: Buying Happiness, A Simple Career-Building Secret Weapon, and More

How to buy happiness (Laura Vanderkam). By now you probably know that experiences tend to create more happiness than things, but using money to free up time is also important. Building financial momentum when you’re struggling to make ends meet (The Simple Dollar). The importance of taking even little steps in the right direction. A […]

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Profitable Ideas: New Insights Into the Money/Happiness Connection, Finding Financial Margin, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Time for happiness (Harvard Business Review). Why using money to free up time can boost happiness, and why so few of us use money that way. Spending happily (Humble Dollar). More on the money/happiness equation. 7 ways to use emotional […]

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Profitable Ideas: Raising Generous Kids, Financial Death by a Thousand Cuts, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Want to raise generous kids? Here’s how  (Washington Post). Three recommended steps, but the first one is the most important one. How to decide whether to relocate for a job (Harvard Business Review). Making a pro/con list will only get […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Money Really CAN Buy Happiness, Raising a Minimalist, and More.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how money really can buy you happiness (Time). After decades of searching for a connection between money and happiness, here’s what’s been learned. Buy it for life: Choosing quality over price (Get Rich Slowly). Spending a little more is often the […]

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Profitable Ideas: How ID Thieves Target Kids, Radical Generosity, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How thieves create fake identities with kids’ Social Security numbers (USA TODAY). We need to protect not just ourselves from ID theft, but our kids, too. The high cost of homeownership (Get Rich Slowly). It’s all too easy, especially for first-time homebuyers, […]

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The Happiest Uses of Money

If you want to know the secrets to happiness, you’ll find plenty of suggestions online. But there are quite a few serious studies on the topic as well, and one of the most authoritative is the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Some 80 years ago, the school started tracking and analyzing the lives of 724 […]

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