Profitable Ideas: How to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash, A Simple Way to Contain Lifestyle Creep, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web.

49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money (Clark Howard). Whether you’ve caught the minimalism bug or are just doing some spring cleaning, here’s how to profit from what you no longer need or want.

The 4 words every hiring manager wants to hear, according to a headhunter (Money). They may seem obvious since you’re applying for the job, but they’re worth verbalizing.

Bad idea for rent (Humble Dollar). The case against leasing a car.

A behavioral hack to nip lifestyle creep in the bud (Rad). They say time heals all wounds. It can also help redirect an unnecessary expense into a profitable investment.

How a scholarship affects your 529 (Morningstar). It’s a good problem, but unless you know your options, it can be a problem nonetheless.

8 real estate documents to keep—and what happens if you don’t ( If you’d like to thin out that big packet of documents you’ve been storing, here’s which ones to hang onto.

Why wealthy kids don’t just have it all made in the shade (Kiplinger). How doing too much for your kids can do them a disservice.

Building a less fragile life (The Simple Dollar). Good advice for building a solid financial foundation.

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