Profitable Ideas: Products That Never Need to Be Replaced, Spending Smart Online, and More

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

12 things you only need to buy once in your lifetime (Business Insider). Paying more to buy a quality product can save money in the long run.

Teenagers everywhere don’t understand money (Bloomberg). The article contains a link to a quiz. See how money-smart your teen is.

Shopping online is too easy, 5 ways to make it harder and save instead (Forbes). When it’s easy to spend, it’s easy to overspend. Here’s how to shop smart online.

Have a day off? Tackle your financial to-do list (NY Times). Important, practical ideas grouped by how much time you have.

Happiness, low stress, pleasure, and a firm financial foundation (The Simple Dollar). Even if you’ve got the money thing down, something may not feel right. Sorting through the hierarchy of human needs could help.

Three signs imposter syndrome might be silently hurting your career (Fast Company). Humility is a good thing, but when you cross the line into feeling incompetent you’ve gone too far.

7 monthly bills affected by your credit rating (USA TODAY). Managing your use of credit wisely translates into lower costs for everything from a mortgage to car insurance.

The happiness spending threshold and what it really means to live within your means (Kitces). A long, interesting post about why some people who make a lot can struggle to make ends meet.

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