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Profitable Ideas: Picturing Our Fascination With Wealth, Better Ways to Measure Your Life, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Getting to the bottom of Americans’ fascination with wealth (The Atlantic). Twenty-five years’ worth of photos tell quite a story. Science says this one thing in your LinkedIn profile will make or break your chances of getting hired […]

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Simple, Meaningful Success

If you’re reading these words, once upon a time you subscribed to this blog. But that may have been several years ago, so I’ll understand if you don’t remember! I stopped adding new content in the spring of 2012 when I joined the staff of Sound Mind Investing. I’m still with SMI and loving it. […]

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The 4-Hour Workweek: A Review

Tim Ferriss has become a sensation.  His book, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” popularized the term “lifestyle design” and crowned him the leading practitioner. Apparently, he makes a great living working very few hours while traveling the world. What’s the secret to such a life?  Can it be taught to the masses?  And is it a life […]

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Money Lessons From a Long Run

My wife and I recently ran the 13-mile Chicago half marathon.  For us, it was the accomplishment of a very challenging goal.  Over the past 10 years, we had never run anywhere close to that distance. As we trained for the event, I noticed a lot of similarities with pursuing a tough financial goal like […]

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Rethinking Retirement

According to Businessweek, the Age of Retirement is “over.” The magazine summed up its stark “vision” of our later years in four words: “Forget retirement. Keep working.” For many older workers there is simply no other choice than to continue working in their later years. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), half of […]

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Recession Lessons

The recession is reshaping our financial attitudes and behaviors, and the changes may just stick. An article in Money magazine made that assertion using both anecdotal evidence and the results from several national surveys. The story cited a recent MetLife survey in which nearly 50 percent of respondents said they “already had all the possessions […]

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The Power of Gratitude

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” – 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Every day of our lives, we are the unwitting recipients of countless messages designed to foster […]

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