A weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web.
11 Black Friday rip-offs you’ll regret buying (Reader’s Digest). If you’re a Black Friday shopper, check out this list of watch-outs before you head for the mall.
Should you buy or rent a vacation home? (CNN). It’s “the kiss of death for most people’s financial plan.” Enough said?
Why ‘free trading’ on Robinhood isn’t really free (Wall Street Journal). You’ll need a subscription to get past the paywall, but just know that “free” often isn’t.
Health savings accounts are helpful for retirement (USA TODAY). Think of them as super IRAs, with tax benefits for your contributions and your withdrawals.
How to buy a used phone without getting fleeced (NY Times). A lower price can be a good thing, if you know what you’re doing.
How to reduce the risk of the scary thing you want to do (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Sound advice for anyone with an entrepreneurial idea.
The disadvantages of advantages (The Financial Bodyguard). It sounds ironic, but the better your financial situation, the more challenging it can become to teach your kids about money.
Challenge yourself! 12 simple frugal challenges you can do this week (The Simple Dollar). Okay, some of the ideas may leave you rolling your eyes, but there are some good ones on this list as well.
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