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Profitable Ideas: The Motivating Power Of Your Financial Potential, Money Secrets Couples Keep, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. One simple thing you can do to start budgeting today (Wise Bread). How the big picture of your financial potential can motivate you to sweat the details. Pursuing the right goals (A Wealth of Common Sense). What are […]

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Profitable Ideas: Developing the Will to Succeed, Getting a Clue on Credit Scores, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to use a teacher’s lesson plan to manage your money (A Teachable Moment). Many of the same principles that go into a well-run classroom apply to a well-designed financial plan. 10 things not enough kids know before […]

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What’s Your ‘One Great Thing’?

How would you answer the following questions? What could you be the best in the world at? What are you deeply passionate about? What drives your economic engine?  What single denominator has the greatest impact on your finances? At the intersection of your answers is your “hedgehog concept,” which is one of the key ideas […]

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Profitable Ideas: No Regrets, No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’ About Money, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millions of Americans regret not saving for retirement earlier (Yahoo Finance). Learn from older Americans and avoid their number one financial regret. One smart thing you can do for your retirement today (Wise Bread). Need an action step […]

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To Get to Where You Want to Go, You Have to Face the Facts About Where You Are

You probably have financial goals. Maybe you’ve even turned them into SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound). But have you taken a brutally honest look at your current reality? Learning From Great Businesses In an earlier post, we began exploring lessons from the business classic “Good to Great” and how they could be applied […]

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Profitable Ideas: Paying Off $65,000 of Debt in 15 Months, When You Don’t Love Your Job, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How I paid off $65,000 in debt in just 15 months (MarketWatch). Encouraging story, and note the importance of getting the big expenses, such as housing, right. All-star LinkedIn users are 40 times more likely to get contacted—here’s […]

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Shoring Up Your Walls of Protection

I still get a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach every time there’s a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning in our area. It’s been that way ever since the summer of 2010 when we were living in the Chicago area and experienced one of the worst storms our community had ever seen. […]

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