Profitable Ideas: IRS Red Flags, One Money Mistake You’ll Never Regret, and More

A weekly roundup of helpful personal finance articles.

Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season (MarketWatch). Ah, the irony — being especially generous is a red flag.

7 products with unbelievable warranties (Three Thrifty Guys). This is an important—and often overlooked—aspect of spending money well.

Amazon wants to own your checking account now, too (Magnify Money). I wonder if you’ll need a Prime membership to make free ATM withdrawals.

Paying off the mortgage is a mistake I’ll never regret (Physician on FIRE). Sometimes you have to look beyond a spreadsheet to identify the best money move.

Five life-giving truths about living simply and saving money (Becoming Minimalist). In a world of increasing complexity, it’s more important than ever to live intentionally.

Is fear keeping you out of the stock market? (Financial Independence Hub). Has the fear of a bear market kept you out of the bull market?

Just how safe is your hotel room safe? You might be surprised… (Clark Howard). If you’re prepping for a Spring break trip or summer vacation, keep this in mind.

How to win big at estate auctions and furnish your home on the cheap (The Simple Dollar). They’re in a whole different league than garage sales.

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: IRS Red Flags, One Money Mistake You’ll Never Regret, and More

  1. Physician on FIRE March 9, 2018 at 10:05 AM #

    Thank you for the feature, Matt.

    Looking over the other authors and posts, I see I’m among excellent company.


    • Matt Bell March 9, 2018 at 8:26 PM #

      You’re very welcome. I enjoy your blog.

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