Profitable Ideas: Overcoming Our Obsession With Stuff, The Tax Papers You Need to Keep, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles.

7 life-changing perspectives to overcome your family’s obsession with stuff (Becoming Minimalist). Simplifying doesn’t start with cleaning out your closets. It starts with rethinking your assumptions.

Now & then (A Wealth of Common Sense). Some good thoughts on striking a balance between saving and spending.

Ways to be a disciplined investor (Chicago Tribune). Discipline is a necessary trait for successful investing. Here are five steps in the right direction.

1 thing every employee should do in 2018 because of the new tax law (CNBC). Lots of tax code changes went into effect this year. Here’s one way to find out how they impact you.

How Airbnb affects your home insurance (The Casual Capitalist). If you’ve ever thought about renting out your home, you should think about what could go wrong.

Mindful money (Experience Life). Aligning our use of money with what truly matters, and other thoughts on being more intentional in your use of money.

The (long) list of financial documents you should keep (NY Times). Are your taxes done? Here’s the paperwork you should keep and what you can toss.

How and why I gave my four-year-old an allowance (Peter Lazaroff). Kids can understand quite a bit about money at a younger age than we sometimes assume.

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