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Profitable Ideas: How to Buy Happiness, Downsizing Your Home To Upsize Your Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Yes, you can buy happiness… if you spend it to save time (USA TODAY). The frugalistas say convenience costs too much, but maybe they’re missing part of the picture. Amazon uses ‘surge pricing,’ just like Uber (CBS Money […]

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Profitable Ideas: Products That Never Need to Be Replaced, Spending Smart Online, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things you only need to buy once in your lifetime (Business Insider). Paying more to buy a quality product can save money in the long run. Teenagers everywhere don’t understand money (Bloomberg). The article contains a link […]

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Profitable Ideas: Happy Spending, Mending is Better Than Ending, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The ultimate alternative investment: happiness (A Teachable Moment). Some uses of money pay much bigger happiness dividends than others. Your superpower – not sucking at money (White Coat Investor). While I’m not crazy about the language used in […]

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Finding Meaning In Our Work

In the opening scene from the movie About Schmidt, Warren Schmidt, played by Jack Nicholson, is staring at a clock on the wall of his office, counting down the minutes until his final day at work will be over and his retirement will begin. He has spent his career working as an actuary for an […]

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Just Passing Through

Shortly after moving from Chicago to Louisville a few years ago, I was back in Chicago for a short visit. It was so good to be back in the city I love so much. I love the family and friends I have there, the architecture, the lakefront, the grittiness, character and beauty of the city, […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Have a Financially Better 2017, Having More Without Buying More, and Other Articles

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money moves to make in 2017 (Washington Post). Lots of ideas for improving your finances in the New Year. How to be a better spender (Scientific American). Some ways of spending money pay far more happiness dividends than […]

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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: The Happiest Ways to Use Money, Facebook May Be Hurting Your Finances, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Nine simple strategies for a happier life (Jonathan Clements). A veteran financial writer culls the research on the happiest uses of money. A surprisingly painless way to save more for retirement (Time). Factoring in the tax savings can […]

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