A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
After you strengthen your online passwords, here’s how to store them (NY Times). Want to build a strong defense against hackers? There’s an app for that.
Americans are making it way too easy on ID thieves (Bankrate.com). Many of the best protections from identity theft amount to common sense, but many of us could use these reminders.
Avoid these common open enrollment mistakes (Clark Howard). To get the best coverage at the best price, don’t assume you should just check all the boxes you checked last year.
How to stop student loans from ruining your life (Wise Bread). Two tips for those who haven’t borrowed (yet) and two for those who have.
The Jeff Bezos regret minimization framework (A Wealth of Common Sense). Learning from the Amazon founder’s decision-making process when he had a secure job and a dream of starting an online bookstore.
Making financial management both spouses’ job (NY Times). It’s common for one spouse to handle the majority of their household’s money management chores—and it can be a big mistake.
Is it time to turn your ‘hobby’ into a business? (USA TODAY). It might turn into more than a “side hustle;” it might turn into a full-time job.
How much could you save for the holidays if you started right now? (The Simple Dollar). It isn’t too late to plan for a debt-free Christmas.
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