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Profitable Ideas: Essential Travel Hacks, The Best and Toughest Way to Teach Kids About Cash, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Planning a summer escape? 23 ways to get away as a family without breaking the bank (Financial Post). Travel tips from travel pros. A finance exec says the best way to teach your kids about money is also […]

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Heroic Money Management

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 During what would be my father’s final year of life, I wrote him a letter. His health was declining rapidly, and he was […]

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Profitable Ideas: Seven Habits for Wise Money Management, The Financial Board Game for a New Generation, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Seven skills that will help anyone achieve their financial goals (The Simple Dollar). Daily habits that can make all the difference. Watch out for phishing scams in the final weeks of the tax season (Washington Post). In your […]

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How to Build and Maintain a Strong Credit Score

Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Financially, your reputation boils down to a three-digit number: your credit score. Each credit-related action you take is recorded, tallied, and turned into this increasingly important number. A good credit score will help […]

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Two Essential Habits For Wise Money Management

I’ve written before that I’m not crazy about the term “frugal.” I prefer the phrase “spending smart.” Maybe it’s because I equate frugality (possibly unfairly, I realize) with always opting for the lowest cost option, when sometimes the more expensive one may prove to be the better long-term choice. Whatever you call it, if you’re […]

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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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