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Profitable Ideas: The Price Tag Isn’t the Cost, Maximizing an Inheritance, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. But how much does it cost? (Seth Godin). A wise purchase requires looking well past the price tag. 8 ways to go wrong with an inherited IRA (Bankrate.com). If you’re careful about how you choose to receive the […]

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A Very Sudden Change of Plans

Last spring, my good friend, Mark, was experiencing back pain so intense that he decided to do something radical: He went to a doctor. He thought it might be a badly pulled muscle, or possibly kidney stones. At first, his doctor suspected kidney stones as well. Some tests brought far worse news: multiple myeloma. Bone […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Happiest Ways to Use Money, Facebook May Be Hurting Your Finances, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Nine simple strategies for a happier life (Jonathan Clements). A veteran financial writer culls the research on the happiest uses of money. A surprisingly painless way to save more for retirement (Time). Factoring in the tax savings can […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Debt-Free Degree, Common Money Mistakes, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to graduate from college debt-free (and regret-free) (Time). Practical advice from one who did just that. 7 401(k) rules you should know by heart (USA TODAY). Good guidance for getting the most from your workplace retirement plan. […]

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Profitable Ideas: Overcoming the Single Greatest Financial Fear, 3 Ways to Keep Identity Thieves at Bay, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. This is Americans’ greatest financial fear (USA TODAY). Do YOU share this concern? If so, get in the habit of paying yourself second. Yes, second. 3 sneaky ways identity thieves can access your data (Time). Recovering from an […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up. The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From […]

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Profitable Ideas: Lessons From a 200-Day Spending Fast, Focused Career Success, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I went 200 days without buying anything new and learned how toxic our need for possessions is (Quartz). How going without reveals how much is truly needed. Things I’m pretty sure about (Motley Fool). Great insights about money […]

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How To Help Your Kids Pay For College

Everyone knows that the cost of college has gotten out of hand. Few people seem to know what to do about it. According to a survey by money management firm Edward Jones, almost 75% of Americans are not familiar with the primary tax-advantaged investment tool designed to help people save for college—a 529 plan. Here’s […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Financial Force Like No Other, Cars That Cost the Least to Maintain, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The most powerful force in the universe (A Teachable Moment). The math behind the adage, “Time in the market is much more important than timing the market.” One secret to cutting spending (Sketch Guy – a NY Times […]

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