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Profitable Ideas: Picturing Our Fascination With Wealth, Better Ways to Measure Your Life, and More

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

Getting to the bottom of Americans’ fascination with wealth (The Atlantic). Twenty-five years’ worth of photos tell quite a story.

Science says this one thing in your LinkedIn profile will make or break your chances of getting hired (Inc.). You only get one chance to make a good first impression.

How to teach your kids about money (Gen Y Planning). Solid age-based advice.

Does good debt exist? (Ron Blue). Wise counsel to consider before you borrow.

Five better ways to measure your life (Becoming Minimalist). To live a meaningful life, be sure to use the right measuring stick.

The shocking things you reveal about yourself when you ‘like’ things on Facebook (MarketWatch). Think you’re just sharing your interests with your friends? Think again.

The ant, the grasshopper, and the child (The Simple Dollar). An Ant’s Life — it’s more than a movie; it’s a model for a good, financially-responsible life.

This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs to sell your home (MarketWatch). Take these costs into consideration before setting the price.

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