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Is Fear Messing With Your Finances?

At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, we’re living in challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life in ways no one could have anticipated, and it has brought fear into many corners of our lives financially and otherwise. It seems like an appropriate time for some reminders about fear. Time and time again […]

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Profitable Ideas: Whether Roth is Better Than Regular, Teaching Kids to Work With Grit and Grace, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Roth 401(k) vs. 401(k): Which is the better option? (Of Dollars and Data). The answer might surprise you. Open a Roth IRA for your child (Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row). I like this author’s “or worse” point in the […]

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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, character and beauty of the city, and so […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Investing Becomes Gambling, The Ripple Effect of Each Purchase, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Some things about the markets that will never change (A Wealth of Common Sense). This year’s crazy market has attracted lots of people who are more interested in gambling than investing. What could go wrong? Lasting changes COVID could make make […]

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Investing in Solutions

Like you, I’ve been shocked and saddened by the death of George Floyd and the violence that has marked many of the ensuing protests. I’ve wondered what I can do to help end racism? What should I do? While I realize it’s somewhat easy to “throw money at the problem,” I also know there is […]

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Is Another Market Crash Coming?

Since my day job involves helping people invest well, I read lots of articles about investing. Some days, that feels like an amazing gift. I get paid, in part, to learn. Other days, it feels like a job hazard.  If you’re new to reading about investing, it can seem perplexing, even maddening. It is common […]

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Profitable Ideas: Travel-Hungry Americans Buying ‘Covid Campers,’ Minimalism’s Many Benefits, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Scared Americans desperate to travel are buying up “Covid Camper” (MSN). One more way the pandemic is changing our behavior and introducing new words and phrases.  We paid off our mortgage in 7 years — here’s why (Live Your Wage). “Good […]

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