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Profitable Ideas: When Someone Asks You For Money, The ‘Free Shipping’ Myth, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What should I do when people ask for money? (Chalmers). Ideas for handling what can be an awkward situation. The mail crunch: Effectively handle damaged or stolen packages (The Simple Dollar). Stealing packages off of front porches has become unfortunately common.  […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Mystery of How Much You’ll Pay for College, 3 Common Retirement Plan Mistakes, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. FAFSA says how much you can pay for college. It’s often wrong. (NY Times). The amount can be deceptively low. Anyone who buys things online is missing out… by ignoring free shopping portals (Business Insider). Another way to rack up points […]

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Profitable Ideas: Finishing Rich Isn’t About the Lattes, Finding Your Financial Focus, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. All you need to do to finish rich (The Irrelevant Investor). It isn’t about lattes.  Can self-employed people ever actually retire? (MarketWatch). In short, yes, but it’ll take discipline and an awareness of the unique retirement accounts available to the self-employed. […]

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Profitable Ideas: Reaching Maximum Frugality, Five Things to Never Buy New, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. When frugality bottoms out (The Simple Dollar). What to do when you’ve maximized savings in all areas. How to teach your kids about money and help them be financially responsible adults (Money). Solid advice, especially for younger kids—and especially “Let them […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Master Life Skill, Inside the Credit Card Industry, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. True long-term career success depends on this most underrated aspect of talent (Fast Company). The ability to wait for a greater reward is considered the master life skill, impacting our careers, our investing success, and so much more. I worked at […]

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Profitable Ideas: Secrets of Superstar Savers, A Richer Level of Happiness, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The No. 1 thing people with fat savings accounts scrimp on that you likely don’t (MarketWatch). The importance of getting the big things right. Parents, don’t sacrifice yourselves on the altar of your children’s education (Tim Mauer). Sacrificing to save is […]

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Profitable Ideas: Lessons Learned on the Journey Out of Debt, You’re Not Doing Enough to Prevent ID Theft, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Smashing 6 figures of debt & learning what doesn’t apply to me (She Picks Up Pennies). Getting out of debt has much to do with how you frame the conversation. Two years after huge Equifax breach was revealed, consumers are still […]

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Profitable Ideas: Unseen Identity Theft, Overdraft Protection Isn’t What It Seems, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Lost amid Equifax and Capital One hacks: Children with no credit histories are increasingly lucrative to identity thieves (MarketWatch). Some good advice for parents. H&M, Zara, and other fashion brands are tricking shoppers with vague sustainability claims (Fast Company). “Sustainability” is […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Tame Impulse Spending, Solomon’s Money Lessons for Today, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Men spend more on impulse buys than women. Here are 6 ways to break the habit (CNBC). Good ideas for resisting the urge to splurge. Good information alone won’t drive financial well-being (UCLA). When it comes to managing money well, logic […]

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Profitable Ideas: The 7 Deadly Sins of Personal Finance, Americans’ Top Money Regret, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The seven deadly sins of personal finance (Get Rich Slowly). What would you add to this list? Teaching your kids to give their money away is one of the most important lessons  they’ll learn (Business Insider). Ideas for getting kids started […]

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