Profitable Ideas: How to Up Your Investment Game, Keeping the Financial Peace in Your Family, and More

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

Why are we such poor investors (The Financial Bodyguard). How our brains, and our hearts, often lead us astray.

The thing that’s probably blowing a hole in your budget (A Wealth of Common Sense). It drives more of your financial life than you probably realize.

Your best tips for managing the family money (NY Times). I don’t agree with all of these ideas (and neither will you) but there are some good nuggets here.

The new Millennial obsession (Gartner L2). Oddly, pay-by-installment is the new credit card.

Why things break: Easy causes of business and investing failure (Collaborative Fund). Not a quick how-to article, but an interesting read, as is usually the case with Morgan Housel’s writing.

Here’s an example of the perfect résumé, according to Harvard career experts (CNBC). If you’re in the job market, here’s how to put your best foot forward.

Storm prep: How to keep your documents safe from a natural disaster (USA TODAY). This might be too late for the folks in New Orleans, but what if an especially bad storm hits your town?

5 tips on managing the ‘boomerang generation’ (NY Times). Lots of adult ‘kids’ are moving back home. Here’s how to keep the peace.

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