Profitable Ideas: The Financial Habits You Inherited, Becoming a 401(k) Millionaire, and More

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

Want a good lesson in financial planning? Study how well your parents did or didn’t do (Pete the Planner). Identifying how your parents continue to influence your financial beliefs and behaviors is the first step toward deciding whether you want to retain those lessons.

Handling the financial irresponsibility of family members (The Simple Dollar). You can’t choose your family members, but you can choose how you respond to them.

Not being financially literate could cost you a bundle (CNBC). Just reading a financial blog on a regular basis (ahem) means you’re in the game. Lots of people aren’t.

How hard is it to become a 401(k) millionaire? (A Wealth of Common Sense). A good post that shows just how beneficial it is to get started with investing earlier than later.

How to protect your digital assets (Kiplinger). Your digital life has probably become more valuable than you realize.

What’s not covered by credit card rental car insurance (MarketWatch). It’s good to know what coverage you may need well before you find yourself standing at the rental counter.

3 easy ways to go zero waste and cut your trash by 80% (Going Zero Waste). This one isn’t directly about money, but it is about good stewardship.

Doing this one thing could save you $1,100 or more per year (Considerable). It’s good to develop a healthy dislike of recurring bills.

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