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3 Tough Truths About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. To make sure you’re moving in the right direction with your investments, consider whether these three possibilities are true for you. You may not be investing enough. One of the big trends within workplace retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, is “auto-enrollment.” It […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Keep Everything You Earn, The Limits of ‘Conscious Consumerism,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to keep all your earnings (Humble Dollar). Ever heard of the “10, 10 and 40” rule? With a high deductible, even a doctor can shortchange his health (Washington Post). If you have a high-deductible health plan, does […]

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Finding Meaning In Our Work

In the opening scene from the movie About Schmidt, Warren Schmidt, played by Jack Nicholson, is staring at a clock on the wall of his office, counting down the minutes until his final day at work will be over and his retirement will begin. He has spent his career working as an actuary for an […]

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Aligning What You Want With What God Wants For You

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reviewing a series of messages called “How to Get What You Really Want” from Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor at North Point Community Church. (You can watch the series and download study questions at ReallyWantSeries.org, or find it on your podcasts app.) We could all quickly come up […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Top Money Lesson to Teach Your Kids, The Profit of Stealth Wealth, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The No. 1 money lesson to teach your kid (Business Insider). Couldn’t agree more. It isn’t easy to teach because it isn’t always easy to model, but it’s beneficial in so many ways. How to become ‘The Millionaire […]

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What Will Be Said About You?

Last week, we started looking at a series of messages called, “How to Get What You Really Want” by North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley. (You can watch the series online and download the discussion questions. Or listen to them using your podcasts app.) As a brief recap, “What do I want?” turns […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Financial Secrets Isn’t Romantic, The Work/Faith Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Baby Boomers are more likely to keep financial secrets (Washington Post). This is one of the benefits of tools like Mint.com. If you set it up correctly, it gives both spouses anytime/anywhere access to your household’s full financial […]

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