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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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Profitable Ideas: The Domino Effect of One Purchase, Whether to Buy Life Insurance for Your Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The Diderot Effect: Why we want things we don’t need and what to do about it (Medium). Really good insights about the domino effect one purchase can have. The Dow just hit 20,000, but half of America missed […]

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It’s Amazing What You Can Get Just By Asking

Everyone has heard the advice, “It doesn’t hurt to ask.” It’s been my experience that very often it pays to ask. Just by asking, I’ve gotten fees waived, better tables at restaurants, lower prices on newspaper subscriptions, an iPhone 6 for $1, and as I’ll describe below, a costly vehicle repair more than reimbursed by […]

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