Profitable Ideas: Automated Retirement Plan Watch-Outs, The Liberation of Limits, and More

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

5 ways to get the most from your employer’s automated retirement plan (Wise Bread). Don’t automatically assume that the default settings are best.

Why surge prices make us so mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel winner know (The Upshot – a NY Times blog). Surge pricing has pros and cons, but the idea is taking hold with more companies and other organizations, so you might as well get used to it.

Letter to my son – how to be financially wise (Mustard Seed Money). Good advice for a newborn — and the rest of us.

Help a reader: Buying a rental unit in a college town (ESI Money). If you’ve thought about investing in rental real estate, this discussion is worth reading.

A body in motion… (Becoming Minimalist). The power of a first step.

5 essential estate-planning documents (Peter Lazaroff). Do you have this important paperwork in place?

You could be paying for more insurance than you need (Magnify Money). Thoughts on getting the right coverage at the right price.

The liberation of limiting yourself (A Wealth of Common Sense). A remedy for our increasingly distracted lives, with implications for how we manage our career and so much more.

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

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2 Responses to Profitable Ideas: Automated Retirement Plan Watch-Outs, The Liberation of Limits, and More

  1. Mustard Seed Money October 21, 2017 at 1:58 PM #

    Thanks for the shout out!!! There are a ton of great articles that I have missed and can’t wait to catch up on!!!

    • Matt Bell October 24, 2017 at 6:34 PM #

      You’re very welcome. I enjoy your blog.

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