Profitable Ideas: Essential Travel Hacks, The Best and Toughest Way to Teach Kids About Cash, and More

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

Planning a summer escape? 23 ways to get away as a family without breaking the bank (Financial Post). Travel tips from travel pros.

A finance exec says the best way to teach your kids about money is also the hardest (Business Insider). It’s counter to the parenting instinct, but letting our kids make some mistakes is one of the best things we can do for them.

What I learned buying a house (Motley Fool). What happens when a logical financial writer uses money in a way that seems completely illogical?

Are you making the biggest investment risk of all? (Wise Bread). When you’re young, playing it too safe is one of the most dangerous moves you can make.

How money destroys relationships (Simple Money). Maybe it’s time we started treating money as the objective tool it’s supposed to be.

The dual roles of money (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). If you can’t quite get money back into its objective box, at very least start telling better money stories.

How to save money while maintaining a great yard or garden (US News). Some practical, cost-effective ways to tame your land.

Revisiting the latte factor: the power of daily routine (The Simple Dollar). Over time, little financial habits can have a big impact—for better or for worse.

Quizzes for couples to get to know each other financially…before it’s too late (Wall Street Journal). Some good financial conversation starters for couples—whether engaged, newly married, or even marriage veterans.

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