A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
Minimalists: Don’t give away the store (Donna Freedman). The book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has made de-cluttering all the rage. But as this well-written post explains, getting rid of stuff can go too far.
Circulation: a simple case for charity (The Simple Dollar). Nice post about the extra benefits of giving back to our local communities.
Ignoring LinkedIn is hurting your career (Wall Street Journal). A good guide to one of the least cool yet most helpful social media sites.
Two blind spots that stop us seeing the need to invest (The Evidence-Based Investor). Are either of these biases holding you back as an investor? Here’s one of the more comprehensive posts I’ve written about how to invest.
A.T.M. ‘skimming’ fraud is surging, but you can take precautions (NY Times). Be careful about where you use your debit card, and remember why credit cards may be safer than debit cards.
Americans get an ‘F’ on income tax quiz (MarketWatch). Before closing the books on this year’s tax season, put your tax knowledge to the test.
How to literally grow your bottom line with gardening (Reuters). Do you grow any of your own food? What tips can you share?
25 incredibly useful free sites and services (Fast Company). They’re not all about money, but many of them may be profitable to you in other ways.
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