Profitable Ideas: Jumpstart Your Savings, What to Make of Bitcoin, and More

A weekly roundup of articles that’ll help you manage money well.

Jumpstart your savings goals now (Living Well Spending Less). Really good advice to get the new year started well.

How to buy low this Christmas season (and always) (Sound Mind Investing). You know about retailer price matching, but did you know your credit card may be able to save you even more money?

Bitcoin, ignorance, and you (Jason Zweig). If you’re tempted to jump on this bandwagon, first see if you can explain Bitcoin to a sixth grader.

Gift cards you can buy at a 10% discount (or more) (Kiplinger). Gift cards are always in fashion, and often on sale.

How (and why) to build a house book (The Simple Dollar). Do your loved ones this favor.

Take these important steps when renting an Airbnb (Clark Howard). If you have a funny feeling you’re being watched, it might be true.

The 9 best toys of all time don’t cost a thing (Squawkfox). Okay, none of these are likely to end up under the tree this year, but it’s a good reminder of how little kids really need to have fun.

4 simple ways to conquer your fear of investing (Wise Bread). Step one: Develop a healthy fear of not investing.

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