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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 […]

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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 […]

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Profitable Ideas: An April Financial To-Do List, the Money/Happiness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Your April financial to-do list (Consumer Reports). Getting on top of your finances one month at a time. Easy ways to help protect yourself against credit card fraud (Mashable). How a little bit of effort can save you […]

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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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When Using a Target-Date Mutual Fund, Buyer Beware

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating aspect of managing money. That’s one reason why target-date mutual funds have become so popular. Such funds, offered by many mutual fund companies, handle some of the most important investment tasks for you. They are now the default choice in many workplace retirement plans. But is using […]

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Profitable Ideas: Rich Advice From ‘Poor Richard,’ 7 Smart Money Habits/9 To Avoid, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. A dozen things I’ve learned from Benjamin Franklin about money and investing (25iq). Among his many accomplishments, Franklin was the author of “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” through which he taught many timeless lessons about money. 4 small things you […]

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Free Indeed — An Easter Devotion

God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world. – 1 Corinthians 7:23 On this holy week, in which we remember Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate his resurrection, I’ve been thinking about the apostle Paul’s words above and how they might apply to our finances. What comes to mind when you […]

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Profitable Ideas: 50 Ways to Save, The Essential Key to Improving Financial Literacy, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 50 ways to save $500 this month (Huffington Post). Looking to gain some financial margin? You’re bound to find a money-saving idea or two that’ll work for you on this list. Financial literacy: Just-in-time is the ticket (Morningstar). […]

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