Profitable Ideas: When Enough is Enough, Products That Last a Lifetime, and More

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

The enough curve: Consider the ongoing costs of your purchases (My Money Blog). When buying more only brings more problems. 

It’s okay to be happy with a quiet life (Becoming Minimalist). Tagging off the last article… And when buying less brings you more of what you really want.

This is the most essential trait you need to land any job (Fast Company). It’s a trait you probably haven’t thought of.

Overcoming 7 hard things about hard money things (Advance Capital Management). How to win the battle between logic and emotion.

The spectrum of wealth (Collaborative Fund). A very insightful scale — where would you place yourself?

Don’t make things more complicated than necessary (The Simple Dollar). Financial decisions run the gamut — from super clear to super complex. For starters, make sure you get the clear ones right.

Your shoes are made of plastic. Here’s why (National Geographic). The problem? Plastic shoes are really hard to recycle. People who really love shoes may not like the solution.

10 brands with a free lifetime warranty (Clark Howard). Spending more for a product that lasts is often the most cost-effective decision.

Thinking about giving money to adult children? Think again (NY Times). It’s what the authors of “The Millionaire Next Door” called “economic outpatient care,” and it can do more harm than good.

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