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Profitable Ideas: 10 Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door, A Question to Stop Asking Your Kids, and More

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

10 secrets of the millionaires next door (Kiplinger). The great thing is how accessible/doable each “secret” is.

How much is your education worth? Depends how much you make (Bloomberg). Ten years from now, how people pay for college may look very different. The seeds are being sown.

Stop asking kids what they want to be when they grow up (NY Times). It’s such a common question. But there may be a downside.

Estate planning: 6 steps to ensure your family is financially ready for when you die (USA TODAY). This is the sort of thing many people plan to get to someday, one day. The problem is, some never get around to it.

401(k) loans are not an investment (White Coat Investor). There’s far more downside than upside to borrowing from your retirement plan.

Your career is a multimillion-dollar investment, so manage it wisely (The Simple Dollar). When you think of all the money you’re likely to earn over the course of your career, you realize what an opportunity that represents. How well are you managing that opportunity?

How to budget for the hidden costs of home ownership (Gen Y Planning). The cost of maintenance and repairs is a shock to many new home owners. Here’s how to be prepared.

Be honest: Are you really saving enough for retirement? (Money Ning). You can’t control the stock market, but you can control how much you invest.

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