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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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Profitable Ideas: Avoid These 10 Money Wasters, Save on Your Next Vacation, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 10 stupid ways you’re probably wasting money (MarketWatch). Lots of little things can really add up. ‘It’s my turn’ (The Atlantic – video). The latest thinking on raising generous, resilient kids. Unsure how your career impacts your kids? Here’s some perspective (Fast […]

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Profitable Ideas: Wealth is What You Don’t See, Cell Phone Cybertheft Protection, and more.

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Wealth is what you don’t see (Fervent Finance). This is one of the main messages from my favorite secular personal finance book, The Millionaire Next Door. Not so simple living (Becoming Minimalist). It’s interesting what gets uncovered when you get rid of […]

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Profitable Ideas: Making a Prime Membership Pay Off, You Need a ‘Near-Cation,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Here’s how to get an $800 value out of your $119 Amazon Prime account (CBS Money Watch). We’ve been Prime holdouts, so I’d really like to know: Are you a Prime member? If so, what have you done to make sure […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Credit Freeze is a Worthwhile Hassle, An Easy Way to Slash Your Grocery Bill, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. I’ve frozen my credit for 10 years. It’s a hassle but worth it. (Wall Street Journal via Morningstar). A small price for peace of mind. Worthy of a read for all who are considering a credit freeze in […]

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Learning How to Take Time Off

With Memorial Day coming up, I hope you — and I — will dedicate some time over the weekend to reflect on and give thanks for those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. And if your employer gives you a day off, I hope you take it. We Americans are good at […]

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Profitable Ideas: Biased Against Your Own Success, 100 Money-Saving Ideas, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How Americans blow $1.7 trillion in retirement savings (Bloomberg). If you could just eliminate two behavioral biases… Why you need to write a will — even if you aren’t Prince (MarketWatch). You also need power of attorney documents […]

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Five New Financial Normals

Writing about the “new normals” brought on by the Great Recession has become, well, a new normal for many media outlets.  Adding to the conversation, Fortune magazine has come up with five new normals that it believes really will stick.  Here they are, along with my thoughts. 1. Long-term unemployment.  For those who have jobs, […]

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