Profitable Ideas: Biased Against Your Own Success, 100 Money-Saving Ideas, and More

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

How Americans blow $1.7 trillion in retirement savings (Bloomberg). If you could just eliminate two behavioral biases…

Why you need to write a will — even if you aren’t Prince (MarketWatch). You also need power of attorney documents and a living will.

Our nine biggest missteps on the road to financial independence—and how we are fixing them (The Simple Dollar). One of my favorite personal finance bloggers gives a behind-the-scenes look at his family’s finances.

100 ways to cut your day-to-day expenses (Morningstar). You’ve probably heard some of these ideas before, but you’ll probably find a few new ones as well.

Nurturing a new generation of entrepreneurs—it’s your responsibility (All Business). Great advice for teaching kids how to start and run a business.

The thrill is gone from owning stocks (Bloomberg View). Did the Great Recession scare YOU out of stocks? Investing success goes to those who stay in the game.

Do you need rental car insurance? (Sound Mind Investing). Knowing what coverage you already have will keep you from being badgered into buying insurance you don’t need.

Four ways to make college costs a fiscal teachable moment (Reuters). Helping kids understand the implications of their college choice.

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