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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

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

Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). I’ve never bought travel insurance. What’s been your experience? Helpful or a waste of money?

What you say, how you say it can make or break you (Chicago Tribune). Technical skills will only get you so far. In what ways could your communication skills use a boost?

This new Google feature can help you find a job (Clark Howard). No longer do you have to use multiple job boards.

The $9.99 find at T.J. Maxx? It might raise questions about labor practices (Boston Globe). This is an interesting and tough issue. We want to get the most for our money, but what’s the true cost of a great deal?

High-quality, free, public domain ebooks (My Money Blog). Free is good (usually), and now free ebooks are even better.

The high price of not completing college in four years (Wall Street Journal). One of the most underappreciated factors in the cost of college.

The real driver of dollar-cost averaging is your emotions, not reduced risk (MarketWatch). How to stay the course with your investing no matter what the market is doing.

What are your thoughts on any of the above? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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