Profitable Ideas: Choosing Time Over Money, Turning $5,000 Into $33 Million, and More

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

When it’s time to choose time over money (She Picks Up Pennies). The last section of this article says it all—doing the blocking and tackling of wise money management gives us options to build our lives around what matters most.

6 stats that show Americans are drowning in stuff they don’t need (Foundation for Economic Education). Not meant as a guilt trip, but as a reminder of how out of hand things can get if we’re not intentional.

Is a gap year better financially than going straight to college? (The Simple Dollar). Helpful thoughts about an idea that’s gaining traction in the U.S.

Reaching for the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ kind of life (No Sidebar). I think we can all relate to a desire for greater simplicity and meaning. It’s available, but it takes swimming against the stream of our culture.

How to turn $5,000 a year into a $33 million legacy (Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row). Really compelling to see how far this whole compounding thing can go, impacting multiple generations.

10 DIYs for the most common insect and pest infestation (on the cheap) (The Frugal Gene). I love the springtime, but not all the bugs it brings. Here are some inexpensive remedies.

Almost 40% of Americans would struggle to cover a $400 emergency (Bloomberg). If you don’t have enough in savings, dialing back on your retirement contributions for a season could make a lot of sense.

Five great money saving tips people hate (ESI Money). Many people feel some tension between knowing the right thing to do and actually doing it. Here’s a closer look and some new ways to frame the decisions.

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