A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
Financial success and ethical consumption (The Simple Dollar). This can be a really tough issue. I’d love to hear your take on it. Would you—or do you—willingly pay more for products made by companies that uphold your values? How much time are you wiling to invest in learning about the business practices of companies whose products you buy?
Quit social media. Your career might depend on it. (NY Times). Advice from an unlikely source on the virtues of closing your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Apple Pay will change the way your brain thinks about buying things (Wired). It’s all about reducing the pain of paying, which may make us spend more.
The personal finance topic no one talks about (Pretend to be Poor). Taking an uncomfortable look at what may be at the root of our financial problems.
8 tips on staying on staying cyber safe while shopping (USA TODAY). Just in time for Cyber Monday.
What to tell your kids when you’re deep in debt (Debt Discipline). What happened when one family came clean with their kids about their financial mess.
Why taking a 401(k) loan is risky (US News). It’s usually pretty easy to raid your retirement funds, but that doesn’t mean you should.
How to choose the right amount for your FSA in 2017 (USA TODAY). The use-it-or-lose-it provision has loosened up a bit, but you still need to choose wisely.
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