Profitable Ideas: Becoming a Financial Superhero, How Marketers Get Inside Your Head, and More

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

Financial superpowers (A Wealth of Common Sense). If Stan Lee had come up with Money Man, here’s what he’d be able to do. It’s what we should all be able to do.

This common job advice is actually setting grads up for failure (Fast Company). The important difference between getting a job and building a career.

The latest victims of the student debt crisis — parents (CNBC). What the “PLUS” in Parent PLUS loans really means — more debt, more stress, and more years of work before retirement.

Why I’m saving and investing for the disaster to come (Monevator). It’s always something, which is why it’s important to have more than a little something set aside just in case.

Will Smith and Michael Eisner want to literally get inside your head (Fast Company). As the “target” of countless marketing campaigns, it’s good to know what you’re up against.

The impact you can have from a small space (Becoming Minimalist). Some people are waiting until someday, one day to make a difference. There’s no need to wait.

Are you a helicopter parent, a lawn mower, or worse: a payoff parent? (Kiplinger). We all want our kids to succeed, but maybe we’re doing too much of the work.

Young people, scrolling their friends Instagram feeds, feel pressure to overspend (USA TODAY). It should come as no surprise that the more time we spend on social media, the more money we tend to spend.

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