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Profitable Ideas: Becoming a 401(k) Millionaire, 4 Ways to Avoid College Debt, and More.

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

How to reach the $1 million 401(k) milestone (Morningstar). The advice in a nutshell? Steady plodding brings prosperity (Proverbs 21:5).

Pets are like family. But as health costs rise, few are insured that way (NY Times). Does Polly need a policy? Honestly, this is one of the things that scares me as we think about getting a pet. Pet owners, what’s been your experience with your fury friend’s healthcare costs?

Unexpectedly received an inheritance? 6 steps to take now (Castlebar). In two words, go slow.

Your work is the only thing that matters (Medium). It would be easy to misunderstand this headline, but don’t. This is a good read for anyone who wants to reach and impact a wider audience.

When the 80/20 rule fails: The downside of being effective (James Clear). “You get one, precious life. How do you decide the best way to spend your time?” Some intriguing answers.

Built to break (The Irrelevant Investor). Everyone’s investment portfolio will break at some point. The key is designing it to break in a non-catastrophic way.

The student loan debt crisis is about to get worse (Bloomberg). If you’re the parent of a college-bound kid, you should read this.

4 ways parents (and their students) can avoid the college debt trap (PBS). And this one, too.

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

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