Profitable Ideas: How to Keep Everything You Earn, The Limits of ‘Conscious Consumerism,’ and More

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

How to keep all your earnings (Humble Dollar). Ever heard of the “10, 10 and 40” rule?

With a high deductible, even a doctor can shortchange his health (Washington Post). If you have a high-deductible health plan, does it make you think twice about going to the doctor?

Even successful homebuyers have regrets (CNBC). If you’re thinking about buying a home, take a lesson from those who’ve gone before you.

This savvy millennial pastor is changing the way you give money to your church (Time). Do you give electronically? What are the pros and cons?

If you flunk this test, you could be paying too much in taxes (Washington Post). How many of these questions can you answer?

How to lend money to loved ones without wrecking your relationships (Gen Y Planning). Good advice for navigating a situation filled with landmines.

How to make sure someone doesn’t steal your tax refund (USA TODAY). Tax refund theft has become a $4 billion crime. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim.

Conscious consumerism is a lie (Quartz). A counterintuitive look at the limits of a good idea, and a call to take political action instead.

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