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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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Profitable Ideas: How Facebook Can Hurt Your Finances, The Ministers of Minimalism, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Why Facebook could ruin your retirement (USA TODAY). If we’re not careful, social media can take keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level. A big life change is more planning than magic (Sketch Guy – […]

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A Very Sudden Change of Plans

Last spring, my good friend, Mark, was experiencing back pain so intense that he decided to do something radical: He went to a doctor. He thought it might be a badly pulled muscle, or possibly kidney stones. At first, his doctor suspected kidney stones as well. Some tests brought far worse news: multiple myeloma. Bone […]

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Profitable Ideas: Cut Your Food Costs, Storm-Proof Your Home Insurance, Take Ivy League Classes For Free, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 20 strategies for radically cutting your food expenses (The Simple Dollar). Especially when you put some of these together, the savings can really add up. The 7 best free tools to improve your work performance (Wise Bread). From […]

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Profitable Ideas: Put Your Finances to the Test, The High Cost of a College Victory Lap, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Do you pass the financial stress test? (Bloomberg). Take a 20-question quiz to find out. The psychology of buying and selling a house (Wall Street Journal). A home is one of the most expensive purchases most of us […]

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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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