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12 Non-Financial Books That Will Help You Cultivate a Mindset of Financial Independence
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Over the years, I’ve written about many personal finance books that have been incredibly valuable to me and to many others in terms of helping them figure out their finances and build a path to a strong retirement or even to financial independence / early retirement. Perhaps the most in-depth list was this one, where […]

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Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?
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I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]

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The Dirty Dozen: My 12 Biggest Financial Mistakes of the Last 10 Years and How I Wish I Had Done Things Differently
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When I write about my own personal finance experiences, it’s easy to report on the things I did well. Writing about the good moves makes a lot of sense, after all. Those are the moves that resulted in a clear-cut personal finance gain without a lot of sacrifice, and those are the moves that really […]

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The Observer Effect and Your Money
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Recently, I’ve been trying to carefully track my working time in order to get some sense as to how I spend my time, what times of the day I focus best, and so on. The goal is to make my work as efficient as possible. What I’ve found, though, is that the simple act of […]

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Asian shares slip from 1-1/2-year high, Trump's yuan remarks in focus – Reuters
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Reuters Asian shares slip from 1-1/2-year high, Trump's yuan remarks in focusReutersAn investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song. By Hideyuki Sano | TOKYO. TOKYO Asian shares took a …Dow pulls off […]

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US Stocks Slip After Seven-Day Rally as Energy Stocks Decline – Bloomberg
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NDTV US Stocks Slip After Seven-Day Rally as Energy Stocks DeclineBloombergU.S. stocks fell from record levels as financial and energy companies slumped and tech stocks pared earlier gains. The S&P 500 Index lost less than 0.1 percent to 2,347.22 at 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 7.9 points to 20,619.77.Dow hits new high; […]

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 27): Handling a Crisis
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“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we examined insurance options along with some strategies for maximizing the value one gets out of their insurance. Now, we’re moving on to a handful of […]

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Taking a Hard Look at Your Future Self
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One of the most powerful concepts I’ve ever come across in my years of studying and thinking about personal finance issues is the concept of the “future self.” “Future self” is pretty much exactly what you think it is: It’s you at some point in the future. It’s not an optimistic version of your future […]

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Questions About Furnaces, Focusing, Estate Planning, Watercooler Talk, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Buy it for life: jeans 2. Water bottle for life 3. Shopping around for a furnace 4. Getting “in the zone” 5. Thoughts […]

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The maker of TempurPedic mattresses is crashing by more than 25% – Business Insider
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Business Insider The maker of TempurPedic mattresses is crashing by more than 25%Business InsiderTempur Sealy, the marker of TempurPedic mattresses and other bedding products, is tanking on Monday after failing to reach a deal with a key retailer. Temper Sealy said that it had terminated its business with Mattress Firm over a contract dispute …Futures […]

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Questions About Flipping Houses, Scentsy, Journaling, Intermittent Fasting and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Where should retirement savings go? 2. Buying furniture on credit 3. Buying a house to flip 4. Bonus issue 5. You Need a […]

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