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Life’s a Circus
Larry Sayler   |  Humble Dollar

I applied to both the Wharton MBA program and Clown College. To my surprise, I was accepted by both. The decision was easy. I turned down Wharton to go to Clown College.

Don’t Bother Looking, It Will Find You
Josh Brown   |  The Reformed Broker

As you’re reading this, someone is hard at work in a lab cooking up the next big idea in Upside Minus Downside technology. The wrapper will seem revolutionary, but the underlying idea will be a story as old as time.

“The Closer I Get, the Target Keeps Moving”
Kristen   |  The Frugal Girl

Therapists like to say, “Happiness is an inside job.” The idea being that your joy in life cannot be dependent on outside people or circumstances. It comes from work you do in your heart. Contentment too is an inside job.

This Week’s Community News (03/18/22)

In this week’s community news roundup, we’re celebrating trips, babies, and new projects!

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    The Best Interest Rates on Cash Right Now
    Jonathan Ping   |  My Money Blog

    Here’s my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash as of March 2022. I look for lesser-known opportunities available to individuals while still keeping your principal FDIC-insured or equivalent.

    Accounting for Illiquid/Intangible Assets on Your Household Balance Sheet
    Mike Piper   |  Oblivious Investor

    Human capital: it’s not a stock. It’s not a bond. But it is a very real asset. Social Security: it’s not a stock. It’s not a bond. But it is a very real asset. Your home…

    The Best Personal Finance Inflation Hedges
    Ben Carlson   |  A Wealth of Common Sense

    I know putting inflation hedges on your portfolio is the sexier option, but you have more control over your personal finances than the markets when it comes to fighting inflation.

    Bonus Bits – Week of 03/14/22

    This week’s bonus tips and nuggets, featuring: an overlooked tax boost, a new book from the community, and debt jubilees!

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    Make It Hard to Lose
    Jesse Cramer   |  The Best Interest

    When you pay yourself first, you make it hard—impossible—to spend that money. As a result, wealth can’t avoid you. It has no choice. You’re removing the possibility of over-spending and ensuring the inevitability of long-term success.

    The Lifestyle of the Scrap Happy
    budgetlifelist   |  Budget Life List

    I get rewarded twice for thriftiness. First, I get the immediate reward of an item at a severely discounted price, if not free. Second, I collect tiny moments of resilience.

    The Empty Promise of Consumerism Summarized On One Receipt
    Joshua Becker   |  Becoming Minimalist

    The more we allow the empty promises of consumerism into our thinking and behaviors, the more common and accepted they become. At some point, they need to be exposed. At some point, we need to take a stand against them.

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    The Most Cringeworthy Financial Advice on the Internet
    Thomas Kopelman   |  The Long Game

    Whether it’s TikTok’ers sharing how you can make 100% daily returns in crypto or blog posts telling you to never use your 401(k) because it’s a scam, it’s safe to say the internet is full of terrible financial advice.

    What Car Insurance Companies Do NOT Want You To Know
    Xrayvsn   |  XRAYVSN

    Although the car was restored to original condition, it now carried a ding in its vehicle accident report. I felt this potential reduction in resale should be compensated by the insurance company so I proceeded with a “diminished value” claim.

    How to Pay Off Debt Fast: 10 Actionable Steps to Become Debt Free While Loving Your Life
    Maria Nedeva   |  The Money Principle

    This is a summary of my learning, reflections and experience paying off £100,000 of debt in three years that I condensed into ten actionable steps.

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    The Responsibility of Hope
    Emily Guy Birken   |

    Even if the world cannot be fixed, it can be improved. We can always strive for progress.

    Get Even-itis
    Blair duQuesnay   |  The Belle Curve

    Do not let Get Even-itis hold your investment dollars hostage. Waiting for an investment to Get Back to Even before you sell is a useless exercise.

    It Doesn’t Take Special Financial Knowledge to Become Wealthy
    Dr. Cory S. Fawcett   |  Financial Success MD

    The simplicity of it all can be found in the story of a self-taught TV repairman who rode his bicycle to my house when I was a kid, and the millions he left afterwards.

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