Profitable Ideas: Navigating Our Photoshopped World, Using Credit Cards Safely, and More

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

The age of envy: How to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect (The Guardian). Some words of advice for living in our Photoshopped world.

A new planner won’t change your life (Becoming Minimalist). The right tools can help, but ultimately, you have to do the work.

When is it a bad choice to “go cheap”? (The Simple Dollar). Where to draw the line between frugal and cheap.

GRindexing (KC-ROI). What a 101-year-old skier can teach us about making deposits of the most valuable kind.

Beat the cheats (Humble Dollar). With yet another big data breach in the news, some ideas on the safe use of credit cards.

The $3 billion mistake Americans are making with their credit cards (MarketWatch). Do you have a system in place that helps make sure you pay your bills on time?

Millennials rely on ‘side hustles’ to climb the corporate ladder (MSN). Career paths aren’t what they used to be.

How to avoid failure to launch — 8 steps to helping your kids reach financial adulthood (Wealthy Nickel). Sure, we love our kids, but eventually they need to make it on their own.

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