Profitable Ideas: An Important Financial Step Few Have Taken, A Pickup Might Be Running Your Finances Off The Road, and More

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

Only 1 in 4 Americans have made this essential retirement planning move (Fox Business). It’s free, relatively easy, and it will probably motivate you to save more. Here’s one of the easiest tools for the job.

Half of America doesn’t check their credit score at all (The Simple Dollar). If you’re planning any big money moves, like buying a house, this is essential information. Otherwise, it’s at least good to know. 

America’s love affair with pickup trucks might be derailing their retirement plans (MarketWatch). Pickup trucks are incredibly popular, and expensive.

How to create your Mint budget (for free) in 10 simple steps (Marriage Kids and Money). As a long-time Mint user, I highly recommend it.

Hope to retire someday? See if you can answer these six simple questions (MarketWatch). Put your financial knowledge to the test.

3 things Jeff Bezos looks for in job candidates (Fast Company). Even if you’re not looking for a job, check to see if you have these characteristics.

Think twice before using Facebook, Google, or Apple to sign in everywhere (Wired). Here’s why it’s better to use a password manager.

What pet insurance covers — and costs (Money). Do you have a policy on your pet? Why or why not?

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