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When Using a Target-Date Mutual Fund, Buyer Beware

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating aspect of managing money. That’s one reason why target-date mutual funds have become so popular. Such funds, offered by many mutual fund companies, handle some of the most important investment tasks for you. They are now the default choice in many workplace retirement plans. But is using […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Up Your Investment Game, Keeping the Financial Peace in Your Family, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why are we such poor investors (The Financial Bodyguard). How our brains, and our hearts, often lead us astray. The thing that’s probably blowing a hole in your budget (A Wealth of Common Sense). It drives more of your financial life […]

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Profitable Ideas: ‘Anchoring’ for Profit, What Millionaires Drive, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. How ‘anchoring’ empowers this personal finance author to make better spending decisions (NBC News). Marketers use ‘anchors’ all the time. Create your own and you’ll save money. How to reclaim your time to focus on work that really matters (Fast Company). […]

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Choose Your Financial Role Models Well

The comparison game is hard to avoid. It’s been played for a long time, and lately it’s become even more challenging. “I think the difference today is the unending nature of knowing what ‘the Joneses’ do, given technology. Purchases, vacations, educations are all broadcast via social media and other means.” That’s Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Founder […]

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Profitable Ideas: Seven Money Conflicts in Marriage, Popular Money Apps Put to the Test, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 7 common money conflicts in marriage and how to solve them (Kiplinger). What to watch out for and how to resolve these issues if they come up in your marriage. Being satisfied with what we have (Seed Time). It’s counter-cultural and […]

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Fuzzy Math: What Constitutes a ‘Deal’?

Imagine you’re in a store thinking about buying a calculator that normally sells for $15 when a salesperson informs you the company’s other store, located 20 minutes away, has the same calculator available with a $5 discount. Would you make the drive? Now imagine the same situation with one exception: the calculator you’re considering normally […]

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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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Let It Go

I’ve spent way to much time in recent days feeling very wronged. And by a fellow Christian, no less. Somehow, a commitment made a few weeks ago, a couldn’t-have-been-any-clearer “yes,” turned into a “no.”  It was something I was extremely hopeful about, something that seemed like a miraculous gift from God. For it to have […]

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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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