Lightbulb-623

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 […]

Continue Reading 0
Lightbulb-623

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 […]

Continue Reading 0
Tornado_623

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. […]

Continue Reading 0
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: Learning From Other People’s Financial Regrets, Simple Habits For Career Success, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 5 real people share the money lessons they wish they’d learned sooner (Business Insider). What’s one money lesson you wish you’d learned sooner? Choose experiences over stuff, and maybe security too (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). […]

Continue Reading 0
Lightbulb-623

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 […]

Continue Reading 0
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: How to Avoid Raising a Spoiled Kid, Traveling Light (Through Life), and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Four ways to avoid raising spoiled monsters (Reuters). How a little tough love can pay dividends. Does your kid need an IRA? (Wise Bread). The author of this one seems somewhat suspect, but the advice is solid. What […]

Continue Reading 0
Gyroscope_623

Get To Know Your Inner Money Manager

At first glance, managing money seems pretty simple. In order to use a budget, you just need to gain some knowledge about how a budget works. In order to invest well, you just need to learn about different types of investments and how to buy them. But it isn’t that simple, is it? Sometimes, even […]

Continue Reading 2
Lightbulb-623

Profitable Ideas: When Simple Living Goes Too Far, Why You Need The Least Cool Social Media Tool, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Minimalists: Don’t give away the store (Donna Freedman). The book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has made de-cluttering all the rage. But as this well-written post explains, getting rid of stuff can go too far. Circulation: a […]

Continue Reading 2