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Profitable Ideas: How to Negotiate Your Salary, Lessons From Super Savers, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Actually helpful tips for negotiating salary (Four Pillar Freedom). Being willing to negotiate is the first step (most people aren’t). Once you’ve cleared that hurdle, here are some helpful ideas about how to negotiate.  Who’s in your headset? (Krueger & Catalano). […]

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It’s Amazing What You Can Get Just By Asking

Everyone has heard the advice, “It doesn’t hurt to ask.” It’s been my experience that very often it pays to ask. Just by asking, I’ve gotten fees waived, better tables at restaurants, lower prices on newspaper subscriptions, an iPhone 6 for $1, and as I’ll describe below, a costly vehicle repair more than reimbursed by […]

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Profitable Ideas: Why NOT to Pay Off Your House Faster, Pay In-State Tuition for an Out-of-State School, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 reasons paying off your mortgage faster isn’t always best move (USA TODAY). Some will bristle at this one (don’t shoot the messenger!), but I have to agree that this isn’t always the best move. 5 salary negotiation […]

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Profitable Ideas: Smooth Your Stock Market Ride, Find Out If You Really Are Underpaid, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How regular investing smooths the market’s ups and downs (NY Times). As a wise person once said, timing the market doesn’t work. It’s your time in the market that counts. To read more about the benefits of investing […]

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Profitable Ideas: Put Your Finances to the Test, The High Cost of a College Victory Lap, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Do you pass the financial stress test? (Bloomberg). Take a 20-question quiz to find out. The psychology of buying and selling a house (Wall Street Journal). A home is one of the most expensive purchases most of us […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Most Powerful Personal Finance Tool, Taking Frugality Too Far, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I used an app to set up my first-ever budget and it changed the way I look at money (Business Insider). Nice first-person account of the benefits of using the most powerful personal finance tool available. Do you […]

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Two Essential Habits For Wise Money Management

I’ve written before that I’m not crazy about the term “frugal.” I prefer the phrase “spending smart.” Maybe it’s because I equate frugality (possibly unfairly, I realize) with always opting for the lowest cost option, when sometimes the more expensive one may prove to be the better long-term choice. Whatever you call it, if you’re […]

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