Profitable Ideas: Happy People Earn More, the Boring Path to Success, and More

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

Why happy people earn more money (Entrepreneur). You may think greater wealth leads to happiness, but maybe it’s the other way around.

Exploring the growing trend of taking a gap year before college (Christianity Today). The benefits of waiting another year before starting college.

Just save more money (The Irrelevant Investor). It’s one of the most important factors for investing success and it’s well within your control.

Why is it so hard for couples to talk about money — and their debt? (Buzz Feed). Especially when you try to work out the whole money thing within the context of a relationship, it becomes so much more than an objective means of exchange.

Compounding boredom is simple, but not easy (A Teachable Moment). Success goes to those who take the right steps, day in and day out.

Average Americans can’t afford to buy green (Bloomberg). It isn’t easy, or inexpensive, bein’ green.

Seriously, stop throwing away your old clothes (Fast Company). Far better to swap, sell, or stitch your old duds.

It isn’t the kids. It’s the cost of raising them (The Atlantic). The joy of parenting — it’s complicated.

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