A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
Why simplifying may protect our children’s mental health (No Sidebar). Less clutter equals less stress.
Is Pinterest the enemy of your finances? (The Simple Dollar). One more example of how social media can be hazardous to your financial health.
Most critical time for financial planning: your 20s (USA TODAY). The many benefits of starting early.
How to save on college (ESI Money). The real-world experience of how one family kept the cost down.
The college graduate’s guide to saving for retirement (Washington Post). Good, practical advice for those just entering the workforce.
Coming soon to your credit card: Fingerprint scanning (The Fiscal Times). The latest effort to making paying by plastic more secure, but hackers are already a step ahead.
What is medical cost sharing health insurance and is it a good alternative? (Three Thrifty Guys). Actually, it isn’t insurance. But if you’ve considered using a healthcare-sharing ministry, read along as this blogger explores the idea as well.
This simple meal planning strategy will help you save money and reduce waste (CNBC). Easy, practical ideas.
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