Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

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

12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow.

The 52 best ways to save money (ESI Money). You’re bound to find something that works for you on this list.

The right way to put the power of compounding to work for your retirement (Real Deal Retirement). Simple steps to start multiplying your money.

Five very useful web sites to simplify your life (Everyday Cheapskate). From photo editing to renting clothes for a fancy occasion, there’s an app or a web site for that.

Hacking your Roth IRA (Gen Y Planning). A helpful primer on a great tool for saving for your retirement.

Retirement calculators: 3 good options (Squared Away). Whether you’re 25 or 55, it’s a good idea to run some numbers on retirement.

Should I bail my kid out of debt? (Beth Kobliner). For more advice on what to do when your adult children need financial help, read, When Helping (Adult Children Financially) Hurts.

6 lessons on surviving and thriving through tough times (Wise Bread). Good advice from one who’s been there and done that.

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