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Just Passing Through

Shortly after moving from Chicago to Louisville in 2012, 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, the character, the beauty of the city, and […]

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What is it About the Holidays?

We’re entering a season that seems to play out in three different ways for people. For many, it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — most importantly, a time of celebrating Christ’s miraculous birth. Of course, it’s also a favorite time of year for shopping, with many people eagerly anticipating the Black Friday and […]

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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.” But my experience has been far better than that. Time and time again, I’ve seen that it often pays to ask. Just by asking, I’ve gotten fees waived, better tables at restaurants, lower prices on subscriptions, and as I’ll describe below, a costly vehicle repair […]

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Profitable Ideas: Startling Stats, The Tipping Point, and More

Weekly list of curated personal finance articles from around the web. 15 startling stats that show the unprecedented nature of our lifestyle today (Becoming Minimalist). A stark depiction of our consumer culture. The dark side of touch-screen tipping (BBC). I think we’ve reached a tipping point (sorry!) where everyone seems to expect a tip. God’s […]

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