Profitable Ideas: A Brain Wired for Wealth, Lower the Cost of College, and more.

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

Is your brain wired for wealth? (Jason Zweig). A long read, but worth the effort for anyone who wants to invest better.

6 ways to lower the cost of college (The White Coat Investor). That ACT/SAT test prep course may be well worth the cost.

These are the six things the best mentors never do (Fast Company). Mentoring is one of the best ways to give back, but your success hinges on what you don’t do as much as what you do.

Have ‘the talk’ about finances, estate planning with your parents already (USA TODAY). It’s awkward, but necessary.

Buy things and build things that pay you monthly (Four Pillar Freedom). Multiple streams of income, especially when some are passive, is a wonderful thing.

Our homes don’t need formal spaces (Curbed). Rethinking what you really need in a house.

Boost your chances of getting hired with one simple thing (CNBC). It’s simple, and yet surprisingly few people do it.

The Quantified Spender (The Simple Dollar). This is the part of budgeting most people dread. But it’s so worth it, and it’s relatively easy with a tool like

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