Profitable Ideas: You Must Be Present to Win, The Benefits of a “Buy Nothing” Group, and More

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

The price of admission (Compound Advisors). To invest, you have to make peace with volatility. You must be present to win.

Don’t overdo it (Humble Dollar). Frugality — too much of a good thing is not a good thing.

Becoming a landlord looks good on paper. In reality, it’s much harder (Mansion Global). Tempted by the idea of real estate investing? Make sure you understand what you’re signing up for.

Didn’t get enough financial aid for college? You can ask for more money (NPR). The first financial aid offer isn’t necessarily the last.

For their sake (Humble Dollar). All of those financial chores you’ve been planning to get to someday, one day? It would be an act of love to get to them sooner than later.

Should I talk about my faith during a job interview? (The Gospel Coalition). Ideas for walking a very fine line.

The benefits of a buy nothing group… two months in (She Picks Up Pennies). I had never heard of a buy nothing group, nor I had I heard the word, “rehoming.” I like ‘em!

Four simple steps to negotiating a higher salary (Fast Company). So many people are hesitant to ask for more, but you never know what you can get unless you ask.

How to make sure your most valuable possessions are fully insured (Money). Always a good idea to make sure you know what your policy covers, and add a rider if necessary.

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