Profitable Ideas: An April Financial To-Do List, the Money/Happiness Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.

Your April financial to-do list (Consumer Reports). Getting on top of your finances one month at a time.

Easy ways to help protect yourself against credit card fraud (Mashable). How a little bit of effort can save you a lot of time and money.

Is $2 million the new $1 million for retirement savings? (US News). To get a better sense of how much you may need, use this super easy retirement calculator, and then click “create a plan” to run a more detailed analysis.

7 rookie investing mistakes — and how to avoid them (Business Insider). Good, foundational investment advice.

Finding a job that works for you (NY Times). Choosing a career isn’t easy. Understanding the biases that tend to sway the decision can help.

Learning to take responsibility when things go wrong (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). If you’re trying to change something about your financial situation, owning your part of your current circumstances can be hugely helpful.

Everything you need to know about whether money makes you happy (80,000 Hours). A very thorough guide to the best research on the money/happiness connection.

Would you let companies monitor you for money? (The Atlantic). Something we’re all having to wrestle with more and more—how much of our privacy we’re willing to give up, and in exchange for what.

To ask questions or give feedback about any of the above articles, meet me in the comments section.

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