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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

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

4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds.

How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment accounts are different than those for savings accounts.

Making financial goals inevitable (The Simple Dollar). How to make big goals less overwhelming, and more achievable.

College-savings imbalance: Parents put aside more for sons than daughters (Wall Street Journal). The bizarre things we do with money are often funny. This one is just plain sad.

Why doing good is good for the do-gooder (NY Times). More research that backs up what was taught a couple thousand years ago.

The constant reminder (Of Dollars and Data). The impact of the decisions you make today—financially and otherwise—will multiply exponentially over time.

The costs and benefits of caring for family members (MarketWatch). This one hit home as we may have my mother-in-law living with us soon, following a stroke. If you’ve cared for an ailing loved one in your home, any words of advice?

Five decisions to true financial freedom: The calling decision (Ron Blue Institute). Third in a great series of messages from one of my favorite biblical money management teachers.

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

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