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Profitable Ideas: Proven Paths Out of Debt, Two Incomes Aren’t Always Better Than One, and More

Some of the better articles I found on my last trip through the financial cyberspace.

7 research-proven strategies that can help you finally get out of debt (Magnify Money). These ideas have been put to the test.

Tax reform is here: What it means for your taxes (US News). Use the new parameters to estimate your 2018 taxes and make sure the proper amount is being withheld from your paycheck.

Students who hold jobs during college earn more money after they graduate (MarketWatch). While there are some caveats, “For the average college student, it would be a good idea to work in college.”

This is the easy way to save money (Barking Up The Wrong Tree). Advice from the behavioral economist who wrote a book explaining, “How we misthink money and how we can spend smarter.”

Why two incomes aren’t always better than one (Nerd’s Eye View). Some counterintuitive research finds that two-income households may be more financially fragile than one-income households, while also pointing to a helpful but uncommon step two-income households can take to address the issue.

How to expand your job description without annoying your boss (Fast Company). How to work your way into a bigger job.

15 ways I plan to save money this year (The Simple Dollar). A master at frugal living reveals his game plan for 2018.

American racked up more than $1,000 each in holiday debt (CNBC). A better idea? Create a dedicated Christmas gift savings account and transfer one twelfth of your annual gift budget into that account each month.

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

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