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Profitable Ideas: Inside the World of Influencer Marketing, How to Pay Less for College, and More

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

Ultra-fast fashion is eating the world (The Atlantic). An eye-opening look at the world of influencer marketing.

Americans take to ‘buy now, pay later’ shopping during pandemic, but can they afford it? (Reuters). Such plans have blossomed during the lockdown when online shopping has become an ever-more popular pastime. Be sure to read the fine print.

How do you know if you’re saving enough for retirement? (A Teachable Moment). Formulas can be too simplistic, too one-size-fits-all. Still, they can also be helpful in providing a big-picture point of comparison. Here’s a look at the capital to income ratio.

Unhappy results (Humble Dollar). The latest thinking in a long-running quest to understand the money/happiness connection.

How to pay less for college: merit aid (Marketplace). A helpful conversation with the author of a new book, The Price You Pay for College. 

Unpacking the real reasons why you’re being underpaid (The Woke Salaryman). Sure, your employer could be unfair, but there are other reasons as well, most of which you could do something about.

“Can I afford it?” is a terrible filter (Becoming Minimalist). Here are some better questions to ask before spending.

The one thing that helped me get a job (Canadian Personal Finance Blog). Once you know what you need to know for a particular job, it becomes so much about who you know.

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